Mediaset: Bonaventura’s return finally on the cards – he could start vs. Torino

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Marco Giampaolo could give a first start of the season to Giacomo Bonaventura against Torino, a report claims.

The Rossoneri make the trip north on Thursday night looking to put the weekend’s defeat behind them, having lost 2-0 in the Derby della Madonnina against Inter.

Giampaolo could make a number of changes to the line-up in order to shake things up, with Milan having scored just one goal from open play all season and two in total – the joint-lowest of any team in Europe’s top five league.

Sky Italia (via reported earlier on Monday that both full-backs could be changed from Saturday, with Theo Hernandez and Davide Calabria likely to start in place of Ricardo Rodriguez and Andrea Conti respectively.

The same outlet – as cited by MN – also claimed that there could be a surprise starter in Rade Krunic, who may take the spot of Franck Kessie.

Now, journalist Claudio Raimondi has told SportMediaset (via MilanLive) that Giacomo Bonaventura could also come into the fold in place of Hakan Calhanoglu, who may be rested.

Bonaventura did play in the International Champions Cup in preseason but is yet to make an appearance in Serie A this season – nor since his knee injury last October.

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