Juventus winger Simone Pepe may have to undergo surgery on the injury which has kept him out for most of the season.
Ignazio Abate has received his first call-up to the Italy national team as the Azzurri prepare for friendly internationals.
Juventus have completed deals for Alessandro Matri, Fabio Quagliarella, Simone Pepe and Marco Motta.
Italy midfielder Simone Pepe says he can help bolster his side's attacking prowess ahead of their next World Cup challenge.
Juventus are closing in on the signing of Simone Pepe with the winger undergoing a medical at the Turin giants.
Juventus do not expect to sign Angelo Palombo and Giampaolo Pazzini but are closing in on Simone Pepe.
Udinese forward Simone Pepe is refusing to take reported interest from Sunderland too seriously.
Steve Bruce has laughed off speculation he is set to make a £15million bid for winger Simone Pepe.
Simone Pepe's agent has denied that the Udinese winger is in talks with Sunderland.
Marcello Lippi has handed former Manchester United starlet Giuseppe Rossi for his senior call-up.
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