Sky: Probable Milan XI to face Roma – Calhanoglu set to start after recovering from injury

By Oliver Fisher -

Hakan Calhanoglu is increasingly likely to be given a start in Monday’s game against Roma at San Siro, according to a report.

Calhanoglu missed Milan’s game against Celtic on Thursday evening after sustaining an ankle sprain in training, with initial reports suggesting he could miss the next three or four games.

The Turkey international has been very important for the team in the post-lockdown period and he has been working hard to recover, leading to suggestions that he may at least be included in the squad to face Roma.

Sky Italia journalist Manuele Baiocchini confirmed on Twitter that Calhanoglu has in fact fully recovered from the ankle injury that he sustained and is now likely to start over Brahim Diaz as the playmaker in Pioli’s 4-2-3-1 formation.

The probable starting XI is as listed below, as per the journalist…

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Kessie, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu, Leao; Ibrahimovic.

Tags AC Milan Hakan Calhanoglu