Andrea Barzagli could miss out on the Confederations Cup, as there are concerns over his Achilles tendon.
The Juventus defender has been one of the stars of the Scudetto-winning campaign, but in recent weeks has struggled with a recurring Achilles tendon injury.
According to the latest reports from the Coverciano training ground, Barzagli is still not 100 per cent fit and might not be risked for the tournament in Brazil.
Coach Cesare Prandelli has to hand in the final 23-man squad for the Confederations Cup tomorrow, so a decision must be made quickly.
The competition runs from June 15-30, while before that Italy play the Czech Republic in the World Cup qualifier on Friday.
Professor Enrico Castellacci will evaluate Barzagli’s injury on Monday morning to give Prandelli the very latest advice.