Alberto Aquilani's future is growing uncertain at Juventus and there is speculation that his place in the national team is also at risk.
The 26-year-old midfielder hasn't been in great form of late and a muscle strain meant he missed matches against Bologna and Milan.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is giving serious thought to not picking Aquilani for a Euro 2012 qualifier against Slovenia on March 25.
His place in the squad has reportedly been taken by Inter's oriundo Thiago Motta.
La Gazzetta dello Sport understands Juventus are balking at making Aquilani's move from Liverpool permanent in the summer.
Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta feels that he is too expensive both in terms of his prospective transfer fee and wages.
The Old Lady has been strongly linked with Andrea Pirlo, the Milan regista, whose contract is due to expire at San Siro this summer.