Sky Sport report that Roma man Lorenzo Pellegrini has picked up a left thigh injury in training on Wednesday which could keep him out of the Euros. The 24-year-old suffered a relapse of the issue he suffered in May during the derby against Lazio, namely an injury to his flexor muscle, while taking free kicks in preparation for the Azzurri’s opening game against Turkey on Friday.
Fiorentina midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli has been called up to the Italy set-up as a precautionary measure, and is set to join up with the squad in the next few hours. The Italian FA has requested a last-minute squad change from UEFA, in the event that Pellegrini’s injury is confirmed after medical tests today, so that Castrovilli can take his place in the 26-man squad.
In the meantime, Pellegrini remains with the squad, which is travelling to Rome today ahead of Friday’s game, as the Azzurri await a decision both on his fitness and from UEFA on the possibility of a substitution.