It's reported Inter will recall Javier Zanetti from vacation to replace the injured Yuto Nagatomo in the Italian Super Cup.
The Argentine has only just finished Copa America duty and was not expected back in training until after the August 6 clash with Milan.
However, Nagatomo has been ruled out of that match in Beijing after dislocating his right shoulder during a 2-0 friendly win over Celtic.
The Japanese international has already flown back to Italy with the club medic and has been given a brace.
It is believed Zanetti will now be recalled from his holiday to help Inter in the first official match of the campaign.
The Nerazzurri have already recalled Julio Cesar after Emiliano Viviano snapped the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. The goalkeeper will be out for between five and seven months.