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Sunderland striker Borini joins West Ham defender Ogbonna, Southampton star Pelle in Italy squad

Fabio Borini has been named in a provisional Italy squad ahead of this summer's European Championships.

The Sunderland striker has been included in Antonio Conte's 28-man training squad which will be reduced to 23 players by May 31.

25-year-old Borini has won a sole cap for the Azzurri, which came in February 2012, but has thrown his hat in the ring with some impressive performances late in the season as the Black Cats avoided relegation.

Born will be joined by two other Premier League stars in Conte's preliminary roster.

West Ham United defender Angelo Ogbonna, who has 10 international caps, is present, while Southampton striker Graziano Pelle is in having ended the season strongly with the Saints.

Veteran midfielder Andrea Pirlo, who plays with New York City FC in MLS, was unselected while Sunderland winger Emanuele Giaccherini, on loan at Bologna, was included.

Italy take on Scotland in a friendly on May 29 before meeting Finland on June 6 before Euro2016 kicks off with their Group E clash with Belgium in Lyon on June 13 prior to the June 17 meeting with Sweden in Toulouse and clash with Republic of Ireland in Lille five days later.


Italy training camp squad for Euro2016

Goalkeepers

Federico Marchetti (Lazio)
Antonio Mirante (Bologna)
Marco Sportiello (Atalanta)

Defenders

Francesco Acerbi (Sassuolo)
Davide Astori (Fiorentina)
Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)
Armando Izzo (Genoa)
Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham United)
Lorenzo Tonelli (Empoli)

Midfielders

Marco Benassi (Torino)
Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina)
Antonio Candreva (Lazio)
Danilo Cataldi (Lazio)
Daniele De Rossi (Roma)
Lorenzo De Silvestri (Sampdoria)
Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma)
Alessandro Florenzi (Roma)
Emanuele Giaccherini (Bologna)
Jorge Luiz Jorginho (Napoli)
Marco Parolo (Lazio)
Roberto Soriano (Sampdoria)
Davide Zappacosta (Torino)

Forwards

Fabio Borini (Sunderland)
Eder (Inter Milan)
Ciro Immobile (Torino)
Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli)
Leonardo Pavoletti (Genoa)
Graziano Pelle (Southampton)

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