Antonio Mirante could be called upon for AC Milan’s trip to face Chelsea if Mike Maignan’s injury checks return bad news, a report claims.
Mike Maignan did start the game against Austria last night given that Hugo Lloris is out, but he was replaced at the interval. The Milan goalkeeper left the pitch at the Stade de France to make room for Alphonse Areola due to a problem in his left calf, and news is expected today or tomorrow.
MilanNews writes that until there is official communication on the extent of Maignan’s problem it is difficult to say whether the French goalkeeper will be available to Pioli for the next few matches against Empoli, Chelsea (x2) and Juventus.
If he were not back for the Chelsea game on October 5, it would be up to Mirante to step up in the Champions League. The second choice goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu was not included in the UCL squad list and therefore the 39-year-old Italian goalkeeper – who has not yet made his debut with the Rossoneri – could be called on.
Mirante has two career appearances in the Champions League, both of which came with Roma in the 2018-19 edition of the tournament.