Wednesday May 11 2016
Borini, Mannone get Italy call?

Sunderland’s Vito Mannone and Fabio Borini are surprise call-ups to Antonio Conte’s pre-Euro 2016 Italy camp, say reports.

The Azzurri announced yesterday that there will be an extra get-together from May 18-21 to view players, excluding those who represent Milan, Juventus, PSG, Manchester United and Anderlecht.

The squad for this camp will be announced on Monday May 16, before Conte then announces his official training squad a week later.

Zenit St Petersburg announced yesterday that defender Domenico Criscito would be involved, but Gazzetta dello Sport believes there will be a couple of surprise inclusions.

The newspaper writes that Premier League outfit Sunderland have received calls for goalkeeper Mannone and striker Borini to join the squad at the camp.

Mannone is uncapped at senior level but has eight Under-21 caps, while Borini has made one appearance for the Azzurri, in February 2012.

Conte has some tough decisions to make, with key midfielders Marco Verratti and Claudio Marchisio already ruled out of the tournament.

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