AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli is considering two different options to replace the injured Hakan Calhanoglu for Monday’s game against Torino.
Pioli names his 21-man squad for the clash at San Siro and there was a notable absentee as it was confirmed that Calhanoglu would miss the game through a muscle problem.
The Turkey international was expected to start in behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a 4-2-3-1, meaning the Rossoneri manager now has an important tactical decision to make regarding that particular role.
According to our correspondent Vito Angele, Calhanoglu was not called up for Milan-Torino due to an injury to the right iliopsoas muscle.
To replace him, Pioli is thinking about playing Giacomo Bonaventura in behind the Swede, but he could also decide to give Lucas Paquetà a rare start.
Meanwhile, midfield duo Lucas Biglia (out for the season) and Rade Krunic plus defender Leo Duarte are all out through injury. Andrea Conti is suspended too, meaning that Davide Calabria is almost certain to start at right-back.
Calhanoglu was not called up for Milan-Torino due to an injury to the right iliopsoas muscle. To replace him, Pioli is thinking about Bonaventura, but he could also decide to give Paquetà a chance. @SempreMilanCom #SempreMilan
— Vito Angelè (@VitoAngele) February 17, 2020