Milan will reportedly welcome Lucas Biglia back against Genoa on January 21, while Mattia Caldara is expected to return next month.
The Rossoneri have been plagued by injury woes over the past two months, with a string of key players missing both in defence and midfield.
While Mateo Musacchio, Andrea Conti and Alessio Romagnoli have all come back into contention in recent outings, Gennaro Gattuso is still waiting on Biglia and Caldara to join them.
The good news is that the duo are on the verge of returning as MilanNews report that Biglia should be available for selection when our league campaign re-starts against Genoa on January 21.
That suggests that he will be absent against Sampdoria in the Coppa Italia and for the trip to Jeddah to face Juventus for the Italian Super Cup, but ultimately it will be a boost to our hopes of finishing in the top four in Serie A to have the experienced Argentine back.
While Tiemoue Bakayoko has impressed in his absence, the pairing of the Frenchman alongside Franck Kessie hasn’t quite delivered the desired results and so having Biglia at Gattuso’s disposal will surely be a boost and a permanent return to the 4-3-3 system.
Meanwhile, MilanNews also note that Caldara is expected to be available to Gattuso by February, and it’s hoped that our summer signing can finally begin to establish himself alongside Romagnoli.
Much was made of their potential partnership in the heart of the backline when he joined from Juventus in the summer, and although we’ve yet to see that come to fruition, it’s hoped that it will in the closing months of the campaign to help guide us back to the Champions League.