There are still some players that have not joined back up with the team following their involvement of the World Cup, including Rafael Leao as well as Theo Hernandez and Olivier Giroud of course.
As La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), reported this morning that Leao is expected at Milanello on December 26, while Theo and Giroud should meet at Milanello on the 30th, the day on which Milan will play their last winter friendly before the season resumes.
Obviously the two Frenchmen will not take part in that game, but they will start working alone at the training complex. The paper also adds an interesting note: there are still no certainties that the pair will start the game against Salernitana on January 4.
After the friendly in Eindhoven Milan will have a day off, so the two will only return to training with the squad on 1 January. The feeling is that they will leave regularly for Salerno, then it will be up to Pioli to decide whether to use them from the start or whether to bring them off the bench.