Sky: Big boost for Milan ahead of Celtic clash as centre-back returns from Coronavirus

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has been given some positive news as defender Leo Duarte has been cleared to return to action, a report claims.

Pioli has had a headache in the defensive department all season as he has only had two fit centre-backs at a time. Initially it was Matteo Gabbia and Simon Kjaer, but then the former contracted Coronavirus, joining Duarte who tested positive just before Zlatan Ibrahimovic did.

With Gabbia on the sidelines, Kjaer and Romagnoli were the only two who could be called upon for the 2-1 derby win over Inter.

According to what Peppe Di Stefano has reported to Sky (via MilanNews), Leo Duarte has finally returned a negative test having been out for over two weeks.

The Brazilian defender can therefore return to Pioli’s disposal, and he will be able to count on three central defenders ahead of the trip to Scotland on Thursday to face Celtic in the Europa League opener.

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