AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has selected his squad for the Champions League group stages, and the surprise is that Mattia Caldara is present.
La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Caldara – after his loan spells with Venezia and Spezia the last two seasons – will be available to Pioli for the matches against Newcastle, PSG and Borussia Dortmund.
His contract expires in June, at the moment he is the sixth centre-back in the hierarchies generally, but he is useful for the European lists as he grew up in the youth system of an Italian club like Alessandro Florenzi, Marco Sportiello and Antonio Mirante.
UEFA require a certain quote of academy-trained players both from the club itself and from the country the club is based, which you can read all about here.
The list will have 23 players and must be delivered by midnight, with the possibility of making changes until 12 noon tomorrow. There are three excluded players: Ismael Bennacer (still dealing with his knee problem) and the two new arrivals, Marco Pellegrino and Luka Romero.
➤ Goalkeepers: Maignan, Mirante, Sportiello.
➤ Defenders: Calabria, Caldara, Florenzi, Kalulu, Kjaer, Theo Hernandez, Thiaw, Tomori.
➤ Midfielders: Adli, Krunic, Loftus-Cheek, Musah, Pobega, Reijnders.
➤ Forwards: Chukwueze, Giroud, Jovic, Leao, Okafor, Pulisic.