Lecce are the favourites to swoop for Inter striker Sebastiano Esposito after the youngster was recalled from a loan spell at Anderlecht.

According to Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla, and as reported by FCInter1908.it, the 20-year-old has had his season-long loan at the Belgian club terminated after failing to make an impact, with only a single goal from 14 league appearances in the first half of the campaign.

Pedulla revealed that Esposito is set to return to Inter but the Nerazzurri are keen to send him back out to another team in order to ensure he gains first team experience, and Lecce are leading Empoli in being the most likely destination.

The Giallorossi are bracing themselves to lose striker Lorenzo Colombo at the end of the season as he returns to parent club AC Milan, with Lecce’s option to purchase him outright set to be countered by the Diavolo.

Instead, Lecce may turn to Esposito and offer a two-year loan that would see him make the switch until the summer of 2024.

This would be favourable to Inter, with the Nerazzurri preferring to see Esposito make a more long-term move rather than have to find a new destination for him at the end of the current season.