Inter defedner Federico Dimarco could play from the start in the first match back after the international break, against Sampdoria.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the 23-year-old could start ahead of Ivan Perisic on the left, with the Croatian still on international duty.

Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi will have a difficult selection ahead of the trip to Genoa to face Sampdoria, with players returning from South America unlikely to be ready to play from the start of the fixture.

There is less certainty around those players currently away with European national teams, but in the case of Perisic, the 32-year-old could be given a rest and Dimarco start in his place.

Dimarco impressed the coach in preseason after his return from two years on loan at Hellas Verona, and he could be handed the start during the Sampdoria clash to show that he is ready for regular first team action.