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Ranocchia will be in the starting XI against the side he left during the winter transfer window...

Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia is set to make his first start for the club in Wednesday night's Coppa Italia clash versus Genoa, according to interistaweb.it.

After already being co-owned by the Nerazzurri, the Italian international made the €12.5 million switch from the Grifoni to San Siro just a couple weeks ago and made his debut in the 2-1 win over Catania coming on as a late substitute. However, he will play from the starting whistle against his former team-mates.

Cristian Chivu is suspended, meaning Davide Santon should slot in at left-back. Meanwhile, midfielders Thiago Motta and Dejan Stankovic have not been included in coach Leonardo's 21-man squad.

Leonardo has already said the Coppa Italia is an important objective for the club this season. The Milan-based outfit have won the tournament six times in their history, including the last edition as part of a sensational treble in 2010.
 

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