Inter’s Italian trio of Nicolo Barella, Alessandro Bastoni and Stefano Sensi will soon be released to join up with the national team, according to a report in the Italian media.
Gazzetta dello Sport’s print edition said the Italian Football Federation would contact Milan’s local health authority (ATS) today to free up the three players for Azzurri boss Roberto Mancini.
Barella, Bastoni and Sensi trained with the rest of Inter’s players not called up for international duty at Appiano Gentile yesterday, completing individual work in the morning followed by a group session in the afternoon.
Mancini is expecting to welcome the trio at Italy’s training base in Parma tomorrow, ahead of Thursday’s opening FIFA World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland.
Milan’s ATS last week ordered all of Inter’s players to remain in fiduciary isolation until March 31, following the Nerazzurri’s COVID-19 outbreak which saw four players test positive.
In order to release Barella, Bastoni and Sensi they must grant them permission to change the location of their quarantine, moving from their homes to Emilia Romagna (where Italy are based this week).
At that point it will be up to the local health department there to allow the players to break their isolation for ‘work reasons’, or rather to allow them to play in Italy’s upcoming games.
Mancini’s side will visit Bulgaria and Lithuania in the next week after hosting Northern Ireland.