Inter Milan president Steven Zhang will reportedly be absent from the Derby della Madonnina clash against AC Milan on Saturday.

The crosstown rivals will collide in a battle between the two Serie A leaders. Both clubs currently enjoy a perfect record after the first three rounds of the season. But at least one of them will drop points for the first time this season.

However, there could be a noticeable absence in the stands, reveals La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews.

The pink newspaper reports that Inter president Steven Zhang won’t be present at the San Siro for the occasion.

He will most likely miss the encounter as he remains in his native counrty of China.

The 31-year-old returned to China in the summer after joining Inter on their pre-season tour in Japan.

As the source explains, the club’s chairman has delayed his return to Milano on more than one occasion.

Inter Milan President Steven Zhang Won’t Attend The Derby Della Madonnina Clash Vs AC Milan

The report claims that Zhang is currently overwhelmed by a busy agenda related to his family business.

La Gazzetta leaves the door open for a possible last-minute blitz from China to Milano. However, the source insists that no plans were yesterday made for such journey.

Moreover, Zhang could also miss Inter’s first Champions League match of the season. The Nerazzurri will take on Real Sociedad at the San Sebastian Stadium.