Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri will reportedly field a 4-4-1-1 in tonight’s Champions League test at Barcelona.
The Gazzetta dello Sport suggests the Diavolo will sacrifice an offensive player for the inclusion of an extra midfielder.
Mario Balotelli will be fielded as the lone striker, with summer signing Kaka playing in support of the Italian.
The Brazilian fantasista will be backed up by a midfield quartet made up of Sulley Muntari, Nigel De Jong, Riccardo Montolivo and Andrea Poli.
Christian Abbiati returns in goal behind a rearguard of Kevin Constant, Philippe Mexes, Cristian Zapata and Ignazio Abate.
Barcelona probable: Valdes; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Adriano; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Alexis, Messi, Neymar.
Milan probable: Abbiati; Abate, Zapata, Mexes, Constant; Poli, Montolivo, De Jong, Muntari; Kaka; Balotelli.