Inter Milan goalkeeper Yann Sommer is aiming to make his return from injury in the upcoming Serie A encounter against Empoli.

The 35-year-old sustained an ankle knock while on international duty prompting a premature return to Appiano Gentile.

But luckily for the Nerazzurri, the Switzerland international avoided a serious injury.

According to Sky Sport Italia via FcInterNews, Sommer returned to training on Thursday, albeit separately.

The source expects the veteran to rejoin his teammates in group training either on Friday or Saturday.

Afterwards, Simone Inzaghi would have to decide whether to give his Number One the nod on Monday night or entrust his understudy Emil Audero with a starting berth.

In addition to Sommer, the veteran duo of Juan Cuadrado and Makro Arnautovic also underwent personalized training on Thursday.

The Colombian winger and the Austrian are both displaying signs of improvement. However, they’re unlikely to receive a call-up for Monday’s fixture.

Inter Milan Goalkeeper Yann Sommer Aiming For A Return Vs Empoli

For his part, Stefan de Vrij continued his therapy sessions after sustaining an injury during his stay with the Netherlands.

Finally, Lautaro Martinez was the last Nerazzurri international player to make his way back to Italy. The Inter captain arrived late due to a flight delay.

Therefore, Inzaghi decided to give the striker the rest of the day off. He will thus resume training with his teammates tomorrow morning.

The clash between Inter and Empoli will take place at the San Siro Stadium. It kicks off on Monday at 20:45 CET.