Manchester City target De Rossi dropped from Italy squad for punching Mauri

The 29-year-old has been left out of Cesare Prandelli's 25-man roster to play France on Wednesday evening as a result of his red card in Sunday's Rome derby
Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has been dropped from the Italy squad after punching Stefano Mauri in his side's 3-2 defeat to Lazio on Sunday.

The 29-year-old, who could be close to a move to Manchester City, with the Giallorossi willing to listen to offers for him, would have been certain to feature, but coach Cesare Prandelli has decided to leave him out as a punishment.

Meanwhile, Newcastle United full-back Davide Santon has been called up following an impressive run of performances, and Roma youngster Alessandro Florenzi has also been invited to the senior squad after catching the eye for the Under-21s.

Name Club
Gianluigi Buffon Juventus
Morgan De Sanctis Napoli
Salvatore Sirigu Paris Saint-Germain
Emiliano Viviano Fiorentina
Davide Astori Cagliari
Federico Balzaretti Roma
Andrea Barzagli Juventus
Leonardo Bonucci Juventus
Giorgio Chiellini Juventus
Domenico Criscito Zenit St Petersburg
Christian Maggio Napoli
Davide Santon Newcastle
Antonio Candreva Lazio
Alessandro Diamanti Bologna
Alessandro Florenzi Roma
Emanuele Giaccherini Juventus
Claudio Marchisio Juventus
Riccardo Montolivo AC Milan
Andrea Pirlo Juventus
Marco Verratti Paris Saint-Germain
Mario Balotelli Manchester City
Mattia Destro Roma
Stephan El Shaarawy AC Milan
Sebastian Giovinco Juventus
Pablo Osvaldo Roma