AC Milan could look for a new defender in the January window if Mattia Caldara’s return to action does not go according to plan, a report claims.
The Rossoneri have struggled to start the season, losing five of their first nine games and currently loitering in 12th place just three points above the relegation zone.
Part of that is down to their poor defensive record as the team – first under Marco Giampaolo and now under Stefano Pioli – continues to make mistakes and lack consistency at the back.
Mateo Musacchio has been disappointing so far this campaign while Leo Duarte has seemingly not done enough to convince, though it has been suggested he could move to right-back.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport – as cited by Calciomercato.com – a lot will be placed upon Mattia Caldara’s return to the fold.
The centre-back returned to training with his team-mates again on Monday after a brief absence, that coming after he had played for the Primavera a week prior – his first competitive game for the club in six months.
The report claims that November will be a decisive month to see if Caldara can come back and hit form again and if not, interventions in the mercato may be needed.
We reported on Monday that Milan’s owners Elliott Management are ready to invest and add more experience to the squad.
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