Although there are still several days left before the derby between AC Milan and Inter, news is starting to filter out regarding the probable line-up that Stefano Pioli will field.
The build-up has been far from ideal for Pioli given that 15 players left to go and represent their countries during the international break while there have been injury scares regarding Olivier Giroud, Theo Hernandez, Mike Maignan and Pierre Kalulu.
According to SempreMilan.it, the feeling is that Giroud will be ok to start the game against Inter, while for Maignan and Theo everything seems to be resolved and they will be in the line-up as normal.
Kalulu suffered a muscle problem yesterday at Milanello. The French central defender will be subjected to new tests in the next few hours and given there are still six days until the game there are no estimates.
However, muscle injuries require careful treatment and that is why at present it is more likely that Pioli goes with Simon Kjaer alongside Malick Thiaw, given the simultaneous disqualification of Fikayo Tomori.
Probable Milan XI (4-3-3): Maignan; Calabria, Thiaw, Kjaer, Theo Hernandez; Krunic, Reijnders, Loftus-Cheek; Pulisic, Giroud, Leao.