Captain Alessio Romagnoli is available for selection ahead of Sunday’s clash with Juventus, easing AC Milan’s defensive woes.
Calciomercato.com report that the defender has resumed training ahead of the weekend having recovered from Covid-19, giving the Rossoneri a much-needed defensive boost with Fikayo Tomori out injured.
Tomori went off injured in the Coppa Italia victory over Genoa, but the report states he is under going rehabilitation following successful surgery and aims to return for the Milan derby on 6 February.
Romagnoli’s return is a welcome one for Stefano Pioli and adds experience to a young back line, easing the burden on Pierre Kalulu and Matteo Gabbia. Milan remain hopeful that they will sign a defender in January, to cover for Simon Kjaer’s long-term absence.
A loan deal is preferred, with Calciomercato.com stating that a move for Tottenham’s Japhet Tanganga is possible. Manchester United’s Eric Bailly has also been identified by Milan as a potential target, but the 27-year-old is currently at the African Cup of Nations.