Stefano Sensi will be included in Roberto Mancini’s Italy squad for the European Championships, according to a report in the Italian media today.
Corriere dello Sport’s print edition said Mancini had made his decision and would take the Inter midfielder despite his problems with a thigh injury.
Sensi’s muscular issue is not serious but there were concerns he could suffer a relapse once the tournament had begun, but Mancini will take that risk.
He will take Sensi and Marco Verratti despite neither being fully fit, while Roma’s Bryan Crystante will drop out of the Azzurri’s final 26-man squad.
Sensi was forced off during Inter’s final game of the season against Udinese two weekends ago, having picked up a thigh problem in the 5-1 win at San Siro.
Mancini is known to be a big admirer of Sensi and helped him regain fitness back in March, when Sensi started one FIFA World Cup qualifier and then scored in another fixture in Lithuania.