Marco Parolo could take up Daniele De Rossi's defensive midfield role in Italy-Germany, whilst Stefano Sturaro will play further forward.
Italy are 'tough luck for any opponent', says Christian Vieri, who also praises the BBC defence and 'madman' Gianluigi Buffon.
Christian Vieri released an extensive interview discussing every detail of Italy striker Graziano Pelle: 'He plays for the team and fears no-one.'
Former striker Christian Vieri says the Azzurri 'reignited everyone's faith' and praises Coach Antonio Conte: 'Tactically, he's extremely well prepared'.
Gabriele Oriali believes the current Italy side has the same mentality as the 1982 World Cup winning squad. “Antonio Conte is more than a motivator.”
Michael Ballack is confident Germany will win the quarter-final, as “I doubt the Italians will be able to pull off such a strenuous effort again.”
Mario Gomez warned Italy will be the first real test for Germany at Euro 2016. “We believe in ourselves.”
Germany goalkeeping coach Andreas Köpke trusts Gigi Buffon and Manuel Neuer “are the two best goalkeepers” at Euro 2016.
Giovanni Trapattoni explains why Germany have so many problems with Italy. “They have the same mentality as Angela Merkel…”
Italy’s team doctor admits “time is not on our side” as Daniele De Rossi struggles to be fit for Germany.
Italy’s Lorenzo Insigne feels no resentment over a lack of playing time - “we’re all starters”.
Alessandro Florenzi doesn’t care that Germany have one more rest day than Italy - “excuses are for losers”.
After beating Spain, Ciro Immobile warns Italy face “an even stronger team” in Germany.
Germany’s Thomas Müller doesn’t expect the game with Italy to end in tears this time.
Stefano Sturaro is the favourite to replace Daniele De Rossi when Italy take on Germany.
Mattia De Sciglio thinks Italy can beat Germany on Saturday - “why shouldn’t we believe?”
Daniele De Rossi and Antonio Candreva didn't join Italy for training and both look unlikely to play against Germany.
The results of Daniele De Rossi's medical exams will be published today, revealing whether he can take part in Italy-Germany.
Mario Balotelli predicts Italy will go on and win Euro 2016, after beating Spain yesterday.
Mattia De Sciglio’s agent says “it would not be possible” for the Milan full-back to reject Napoli.
Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli is in pole to oversee the final, provided that Italy themselves don't play in it.
Daniele De Rossi's fitness conditions worry Coach Antonio Conte as Thiago Motta is suspended against Germany.
Italy's great absent champions Mario Balotelli, Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio applaud Italy on social media after the 2-0 victory over Spain.
Spain's right-back Juanfran admits 'Italy were better than us' but thinks 'it would've been fairer if we drew and went into extra time'.
Italian Federation president Carlo Tavecchio says Italy's next rivals 'are Germany, and they intimidate anyone, but so do we.'