Goalkeeper Emil Audero wants to stay at Inter Milan past the end of the season, but his future is up in the air.

Italian news outlet FCInterNews report that the Nerazzurri would be happy to keep the 27-year-old around. But this would be contingent on finding an agreement with Sampdoria.

Former Juventus youth academy player Audero made his Serie A debut for Inter over the weekend.

The keeper started in a league win away to Lecce. He kept a clean sheet to help the Nerazzurri to a 4-0 victory.

Audero had previously made appearances in the Champions League and Coppa Italia.

At the moment, Audero is only at Inter on loan until the end of the current season.

The 27-year-old joined the Nerazzurri on a season-long loan deal from Sampdoria last summer.

And that loan deal contains a purchase option. Inter can sign Audero on a permanent basis at the end of the season for a fee of around 7 million.

Emil Audero Wants To Stay At Inter Milan – But Future Undecided

According to FCIN, Audero himself wants to remain at Inter.

The keeper is happy with life at the Nerazzurri.

And for their part, Inter would be more than happy to keep Audero in the squad. The 27-year-old has integrated into the squad well, and shown that he can do the job when called upon.

Moreover, Inter have no plans to replace Yann Sommer for at least another season or two.

So having Audero behind the former Bayern Munich veteran in the pecking order suits everyone involved.

However, Inter have little intention of paying the full release clause.

Therefore, there is some doubt over whether or not the Nerazzurri will be able to bring Audero back for next season.

Inter will try, though. They will see if Sampdoria will be amenable to agreeing a permanent transfer of the keeper at a lower fee.

And one aspect that could be key would be the future of striker Sebastiano Esposito.

The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Sampdoria from Inter. And the Nerazzurri could offer to send him to the Blucerchiati permanently as part of an exchange for Audero.