NEWS
Saturday January 16 2021
Calhanoglu doubt for Milan trip

While Theo Hernandez returned to training today, Hakan Calhanoglu is still nowhere to be seen, suggesting he could miss the Cagliari trip.

The Rossoneri are due to visit Sardinia on Monday at 19.45 GMT.

Both Theo Hernandez and Calhanoglu were absent for yesterday’s session, but while the full-back was present at Milanello today, the midfielder was still out of action.

Sky Sport Italia suggest it is 99.9 per cent likely Calhanoglu will not be available for Monday’s Serie A match.

It’s another heavy blow for coach Stefano Pioli, who is already without suspended Rafael Leao.

Ante Rebic and Rade Krunic are still COVID-19 positive, with Ismael Bennacer and Matteo Gabbia long-term injury absentees.

It’s possible Soualiho Meite, who completed his loan with option to buy move from Torino on Friday, will be thrown straight into the team.

The good news is that Alexis Saelemaekers was back in training today and could at least be on the bench in Cagliari.