Torino are reportedly keen to sign Inter Milan youngster Francesco Pio Esposito, but Sampdoria and Cagliari remain in the fray.

The striker who’s celebrating his 19th birthday today spent the campaign on loan at Spezia. He managed to impress enough to gain the attention of top-flight clubs.

According to La Stampa via FcInterNews, Torino have identified the young bomber as the right profile to bolster their attacking ranks for next season.

The Granata are pushing to secure an agreement with Inter for the Italian starlet,

For their part, the Nerazzurri would like to maintain control over the player’s future. However, they’re willing to find him a new club where he can gain valuable playing time, especially in Serie A.

But while Torino is trying hard to put the deal over the line, Sampdoria are hoping to sabotage their plans.

Torino Facing Sampdoria Competition For Inter Milan Teenager Francesco Pio Esposito

Francesco Pio’s older brother Sebastiano Esposito was himself on loan at the Luigi Ferraris this term. The 21-year-old is reportedly close to joining Empoli this summer.

Therefore, the Blucerchiati have turned their attention towards the youngest of the three Esposito siblings, as they look to enhance their squad in their bid to secure promotion.

Finally, the source mentions Cagliari as a third but, at his point, unlikely option.

The report adds that Inter would be willing to send the youngster on loan with an option to buy. However, they would certainly want to insert a buy-back clause in the agreement with the other club.

This season, Esposito scored three goals in his 38 Serie B appearances. He also bagged two strikes in his six caps with Italy U21.