Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha has returned to the Ivory Coast squad to participate in the African Nations Cup finals between January 9 and February 6 in Cameroon, after French coach Patrice Baumel included him in the list of 28 players on Thursday.
Zaha missed the last international window in November after asking his coach not to call him up because he wanted to think about his future with the Elephants team.
He will join a strong attacking line that includes, at his head, Sebastian Haller, the Dutch sniper of Ajax Amsterdam and the top scorer in the group stage of the Champions League this season.
Bommel wants to rely on experienced players, as he called up six elements from the squad that crowned the continental champions in 2015, including defenders Serge Aurier and Eric Payet, in addition to striker Max Gradel.
The players will attend a training camp from December 27 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia until January 6.
Ivory Coast, the defending champion in 1992 and 2015, was drawn in Group E with Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone and defending champion Algeria.
Here is the list of 28 players:
Goalkeepers: Sylvain Gboho (Fulkete Ketima, Ethiopia), Padra Ali (JDR Stars, South Africa), Era Tapih (San Pedro), Cisse Abdelkarim (ASEC Mimosa).
Defenders: Serge Aurier (Villarreal, Spain), Eric Payet (Manchester United, England), Willy Poli (Wolverhampton, England), Wilfried Cannon (Pyramids of Egypt), Odilon Kosono (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Simon Dele (Adana Demirspor, Turkey), Gislan Konan (Turkey) French Renes).
Midfield: Habib Maiga (France Metz), Serge Day (Sion, Switzerland), Ibrahim Sangaret (PSV Eindhoven), Jean-Daniel Akpa Akbaru (Lazio, Italy), Franck Kessier (AC Milan, Italy), Hamed Junior Traore (Sassuolo, Italy), Jean-Michel Seri (Fulham, England).
Forwards: Maxwell Cornet (Berlin, England), Max Gradel (Sevaspor, Turkey), Jeremy Boga (Sassuolo, Italy), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace, England), Jan-Ivar Kouassi (Trabzonspor, Turkey), Nicholas Pepe (Arsenal, England), Christian Kwame ( Anderlecht, Belgium), Sébétien Haller (Ajax Amsterdam), Johan Poole (Al Rayyan Qatar), Konate Karim (ASEC Mimosa).