Early signs suggested there was no chance the 22-year-old would play any part in this match, but his recovery from an ankle injury has been quicker than anticipated and he may be able to make the bench.
The Italy Under-21 international told www.acffiorentina.it: "Personally I want to play. We´ll evaluate the risks. It´s always emotional for me playing against Atalanta, the team that launched me and in which I spent 10 years in the youth set-up."
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