Reports: No doubt about Ibrahimovic’s fitness – he will start in the derby vs. Inter

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli will have Zlatan Ibrahimovic available from the first minute for Sunday’s Derby della Madonnina, barring any late issues.

Ibrahimovic was unfit for the 1-1 draw against Hellas Verona last weekend due to a combination of flu and muscle fatigue, and it was a game where his presence was sorely missed.

It is understandable that attentions have now turned to this weekend’s derby, given the marked difference between when he is present on the field compared to when he is absent.

It was reported by MilanNews.it on Thursday Ibrahimovic carried out personalised work on the field that morning at Milanello for the third day in a row.

However, a number of different outlets – including Calciomercato.com – Ibrahimovic will be on the field from the first minute in the derby against Inter.

The Swedish striker has simply chosen to manage his body independently, and between now and tomorrow he will return to train with the rest of his team-mates. Il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews.it) echo these reports.

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