Sky: Blow for Pioli as key defender remains a doubt for Sunday’s derby against Inter

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan full-back Andrea Conti may not recover in time to feature in Sunday’s Derby della Madonnina clash against Inter, a report claims.

Stefano Pioli had a number of different selection issues to contend with in Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Hellas Verona as Conti, Simon Kjaer, Ismael Bennacer, Rade Krunic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic all missed out.

However, the Milan boss is expected to welcome back a number of key players for this weekend’s showpiece games as Ibrahimovic is expected to return to training on Wednesday, while Bennacer has completed his suspension and Kjaer will likely be over the flu.

According to the latest from Sky Italia – as cited by MilanNews.it – there is indeed optimism regarding the return of the Swede to partner Rafael Leao up front.

In addition, Lucas Biglia has recovered and will be regularly available, but the report adds that Conti is disposing of tonsillitis and – to date – remains in doubt for the game against the Nerazzurri meaning Davide Calabria could get the nod at right-back again.

 

 

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