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Inter roster for China trip revealed, includes Shaqiri surprise

Mancini has unveiled the 25 players he will bring with him for the trip to China and there is a little surprise.

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The Nerazzurri are continuing their summer training and after finishing camp at Riscone di Brunico by flying to China today to play a few matches there as part of this year's edition of the International Champions Cup. There has been a lot of speculation over the past few days about who Mancini would bring with him, but now the full player list has been unveiled - with one big surprise on the list.

Keepers: Handanovic, Carrizo, Berni;

Defenders: Andreolli, D'Ambrosio, Dimarco, Montoya, Murillo, Nagatomo, Juan Jesus, Ranocchia, Santon, Popa;

Midfielders: Brozovic, Hernanes, Gnoukouri, Guarin, Kondogbia, Kovacic, Pedro Delgado;

Forwards: Icardi, Longo, Palacio, Shaqiri, Baldini.

The main surprise here is obviously The inclusion of Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss international has been involved in many rumours about his seemingly imminent departure from the club, but his inclusion in this summer tourney may mean he is not going anywhere - at least until Inter return from China.

Mancini also had to exclude several players for various reasons: Biabiany, Vidic, Puscas, Camarà, and Dodo were not called because of their injuries, while Taider and Joao Miranda couldn't travel due to issues with their visas.

Inter will take on Bayern Munich on Tuesday for the Audi Football Summit Shanghai. After that they will face AC Milan in the first seasonal Derby on Saturday and finally they will play against Real Madrid on July 27. The final two matches are part of the Chinese section of this year's International Champions Cup series.

Inter matches in China:

Inter vs. Bayern Munich: July 21st, 8 a.m. ET / 2 p.m. CET / 8 p.m. local; Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai, China

Inter vs. AC Milan: July 25th, 8 a.m. ET / 2 p.m. CET / 8 p.m. local; Shenzhen City Stadium, Shenzen, China

Inter vs. Real Madrid: July 27th, 8 a.m. ET / 2 p.m. CET / 8 p.m. local; Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou, China