Italian boss Antonio Conte’s will announce his latest squad on Friday ahead of upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Azerbaijan (h) and Malta (a), and according to pink daily Gazzetta dello Sport, the squad announcement will be bad news for Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli.
Having struggled to set the world alight since his arrival at Anfield, Balotelli is set to pay the price for the Azzurri.
Balotelli is to be left out of the Italian squad, whilst Southampton’s Graziano Pelle is being touted for a call up.
Gazzetta dello Sport’s predicted Italian squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Buffon, Sirigu, Perin.
Defenders: Ranocchia, Bonucci, Chiellini, Ogbonna, Rugani.
Midfielders: De Sciglio, Florenzi, Marchisio, Giaccherini, Pasqual, Candreva, Poli, Verratti, Aquilani, T.Motta, Parolo, Abate (Soriano).
Attackers: Zaza, Immobile, Destro, Osvaldo, Pellé, Giovinco (Quagliarella)