Inter Milan could keep hold of young striker Sebastiano Esposito, and goalkeeper Filip Stankovic, over the coming season.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, via FCInterNews, who suggest that one or both of the pair staying cannot be ruled out after their impressive preseasons.

Inter have already made quite a few signings this summer.

Five players have already arrived, whilst Lazar Samardzic doesn’t seem to be far behind.

But the Nerazzurri don’t seem to be slowing down in the final month of the transfer window.

There are still more positions to fill. There could be even more if any more players depart during the next few weeks.

Two of the key positions that Inter must make signings in are in goal and in attack.

In the former case, the departures of Andre Onana and Samir Handanovic leaves the Nerazzurri lacking in both starting and backup options.

And in the striker position, the collapse of Romelu Lukaku’s return has left Inter scrambling for an alternative.

Inter Milan Could Still Keep Esposito & Stankovic In Squad Next Season

In the view of the Corriere, there is a chance that Inter could decide to rely on young players already in their squad next season, rather than going out in search of new signings in every single position that they have to fill.

21-year-old striker Esposito has been having an eye-catching preseason.

Over the last few campaigns, the young striker has gone out on loan several times. He has played for the likes of SPAL, Venezia, Basel, Anderlecht, and Bari.

But Inter could be having one or two looks at the possibility of keeping Esposito around.

With Lukaku not coming back, and Joaquin Correa still potentially departing, the Italy Under-21 international could get his opportunities.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Stankovic has had an impressive preseason.

The Serb, who is the son of Nerazzurri Treble hero Dejan, may not have expected to see so much playing time in preseason.

But the fact that Inter have not yet signed any of Yann Sommer, Emil Audero, or Anatoliy Trubin means that he was the only available option during the team’s preseason tour of Japan.

Whilst it is hardly likely that Inter will make Stankovic the starter next season, he could well stay.

The 21-year-old’s displays in Japan suggested that he could well be ready for a backup role. This would have the benefit of saving Inter the trouble of making another signing in goal.