Douglas Maicon has been included by Andrea Stramaccioni in Inter’s Europa League squad for the Play-off round.
The Nerazzurri face Vaslui in a two-legged play-off tie in August for a place in the group stages of this season’s Europa League and today confirmed their 30-man squad of players registered.
Whilst Julio Cesar and Giampaolo Pazzini have again been left out, right-back Maicon has surprisingly been included.
The 31-year-old has been heavily linked with a move out of San Siro this summer and did not feature in the previous qualifying round of the Europa League, with compatriot Jonathan playing in his place.
However, amid rumours today that Inter are struggling to find a buyer at their €8m asking price, Maicon looks to have been granted a reprieve at the club.
Inter travel to Romania for the first leg against Vaslui on August 23, before welcoming them to Italy a week later. In between these games the team will begin their Serie A campaign away to Pescara.
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's World Cup tipster competition - £10,000 to be won!