Inter Milan striker Sebastiano Esposito is stalling on a loan move to Empoli, as a return to Sampdoria is still a possibility.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews.

Young Inter striker Esposito spent last season on loan with Sampdoria in Serie B.

This was the sixth loan spell that the young striker has gone out on over the past few seasons.

Esposito had also had spells with the likes of SPAL, Venezia, and Bari in the Italian second division.

Meanwhile, the Inter striker had also spent the 2021-22 season on loan with Basel in the Swiss Super League.

And during the 2022-23 campaign, Esposito had been out on loan in Belgium. He spent the first half of that season playing for Anderlecht.

Sebastiano Esposito Stalling On Empoli Move As Sampdoria Return Still A Possibility

There had been a fair bit of interest in Esposito’s signature from clubs in Serie A this summer.

And Empoli have looked to be the club who will win the race to sign the 22-year-old.

The Tuscan club have been in negotiations with Inter for over a week now. And the two teams have worked out all the details on an agreement for Esposito’s move.

Empoli are ready to sign the striker on an initial one-season loan deal. This would also contain the option to sign him on a permanent basis.

However, reports Tuttosport, Esposito himself has not yet committed to the move to Empoli.

The striker is also considering a return to Sampdoria.

Even though the Blucerchiati are still in Serie B, Esposito retains a feeling of connection to the Ligurian club.

Therefore, a return to Sampdoria would also be a possibility for Esposito this summer.

Meanwhile, Tuttosport report, the Blucerchiati also have an interest in four other Inter players this summer.

These would be Francesco Pio Esposito, Mattia Zanotti, Filip Stankovic, and Aleksandar Stankovic.