Thursday October 8 2020
Report: Nainggolan and Gagliardini have COVID

Inter midfielders Radja Nainggolan and Roberto Gagliardini have, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, tested positive for coronavirus and are added to the list of absentees for the Milan derby.

The newspaper reports the two Nerazzurri midfielders have tested positive for COVID-19 and added to the list including Milan Skriniar and Alessandro Bastoni at Appiano.

Bastoni returned from the Italy Under-21 camp due to the positive test and Skriniar is currently waiting for the result of a second swab in Slovakia on international duty.

Inter haven’t confirmed the positive tests for Gagliardini and Nainggolan, but the newspaper claims the midfield duo are of concern for coach Antonio Conte, who already seems forced to make defensive changes against the Diavolo on October 18.

The Rossoneri have coped without Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic since the third qualifying round of the Europa League against Bodo/Glimt.

Sky Sport Italia earlier revealed he is still positive for coronavirus today, and the same goes for Brazilian defender Leo Duarte.

The two Rossoneri players are still positive for COVID-19 and tested every three to four days. In the meantime, they train at home, but will require two negative swab tests before being able to return, meaning their presence in the Derby della Madonnina could be at great risk.