Ezequiel Schelotto has opened the door to a return to Italy when his Albion contract expires.

The right-back has told Italian media the Seagulls want him to stay.

But he said he will listen to interest from Serie A outfit Torino.

Schelotto started against Arsenal last Saturday and has committed until the end of the season.

Competition at right-back is looking intense after a promising debut by Tariq Lamptey in midweek.

But Schelotto offers a very different tactical option to the former Chelsea teen, Martin Montoya and less specialist right-backs in Adam Webster and Steven Alzate, both of whom have also been used in that role.

Schelotto told TuttoCalcio: “The club want me to stay and I am happy in England.

“But, during my career, I have never closed any doors.

“Many clubs have already come knocking and I am going to listen to everything – Torino first.”

Ironically, Schelotto’s latest stint in Italy was cut short by a serious knee injury suffered playing away to Torino with Chievo.

But, asked what he missed about Italy, he said: “Everything, because it is my second home after Argentina.”

He is also being linked with interest from Benevento, who are poised to secure promotion from Serie B.