Giorgio Chiellini is in doubt for Italy’s Nations League match against Poland tomorrow evening due to a knee problem.
It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 UK time in Gdansk.
Chiellini had been expected to start alongside his Juventus teammate Leonardo Bonucci in a 4-3-3 formation.
However, coach Roberto Mancini confirmed during his press conference that he still had “a couple of doubts based on the physical condition of some players.”
It’s reported to include Chiellini, had a slight knee issue during training following an accidental knock.
“We’ll have to evaluate the situation with Giorgio between this evening and tomorrow morning. If he’s in good shape, then he will play, otherwise he’ll be on the field on Wednesday against the Netherlands.”
Lazio’s Francesco Acerbi is the favourite to step in if Chiellini can’t make it, although Angelo Ogbonna of West Ham United is another alternative.