Sampdoria forward Maxi Lopez is desperately hoping to be fit in time to face one of his former clubs, Milan, at the weekend.
The 29-year-old picked up an injury just days after scoring the winner in his side’s derby with Genoa and is eager to return.
“I’m doing everything I can to be back from the injury,” Lopez said to Tuttosport.
“I will try to make it until the end, but without taking any risks. I want to make it for the Milan game.”
The Argentine was then asked about his experiences of his loan spell at San Siro.
“I was great because I had the chance to play with champions like El Shaarawy and Ibrahimovic,” he explained.
“It’s a shame about the injuries I got there but on the whole it was a positive experience.”