Inter striker Romelu Lukaku is expected to start against Monza in Serie A this evening as he searches for a goal to regain his form.
As reported in today’s newspaper edition of Corriere dello Sport, Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi will call upon the Belgium international from the start at the Stadio Brianteo with the hope that Lukaku can build up his match fitness.
The Chelsea loanee has struggled for fitness this season after suffering an injury in August, before a relapse in October put his World Cup place in doubt.
Lukaku has only made six appearances this season and returned two goals, so the clash against Monza is being viewed as an opportunity to get more minutes into his legs and secure a goal to kickstart his campaign.
Meanwhile, Inzaghi is yet to decide who will partner Lukaku, with Edin Dzeko slightly ahead of Lautaro Martinez in the running.
The former Roma striker scored the only goal in the Nerazzurri’s win over Napoli in midweek, but could give way to Martinez so that the Argentina international can also play his way back into form and fitness.
Joaquin Correa is not expected to be considered as a starter, but will be afforded an opportunity on Tuesday against Parma in the Coppa Italia.