AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli could be left to choose from four different formations depending on two new arrivals, a report claims.
Widespread reports are suggesting that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said yes to another spell at Milan, with his signing expected to be announced imminently.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport – as cited by MilanNews.it – Pioli will start with his usual 4-3-3 formation as the main point of reference with Hakan Calhanoglu and Suso flanking the Swede, but alternatives are not lacking.
In fact, Pioli could also think of using a 4-4-2 or 4-3-1-2 system with Rafael Leao alongside his new team-mate, similar to the Ibra-Robinho pairing in 2011.
However, a complete switch to a 3-41-2 cannot be excluded, but it would only be used if Jean-Clair Todibo arrives from Barcelona or any other central defender, and would likely see Theo Hernandez and Andrea Conti pushed up to wing back.