The agent of Domenico Criscito insists the defender is innocent after being placed under investigation for alleged match fixing.
The Zenit St Petersburg player, formerly of Genoa, was targeted by the authorities as their probe into the betting match fixing scandal gathers pace.
“He’s very calm even if surprised by what has happened,” representative Andrea D’Amico told Sky Sport Italia. “He’s an honest guy.
“All that he did was take part in a meeting with some Genoa fans.”
Criscito’s place at Euro 2012 is now in some doubt given that boss Cesare Prandelli was set to name his 23-man squad later today.
“On a sporting level, he won’t be affected by this,” D’Amico continued. “After all, he knows that he has done nothing wrong and he’s only concentrating on working hard.”