Juventus youngster Fabio Miretti should recover in time to feature against Inter Milan while his teammate Manuel Locatelli remains a major doubt.
The Bianconeri will host the Nerazzurri at the Allianz Stadium next Sunday in a much-anticipated Derby d’Italia showdown.
Aside from sharing one of the most storied rivalries in Italian football, these two clubs have emerged as the main favorites in the Scudetto race.
Simone Inzaghi’s men are currently leading the Serie A standings with 31 points, but the Old Lady is only two points adrift.
However, the international break has yielded several fresh headaches for Max Allegri’s side.
Weston McKennie became the latest injury concern in Turin. The American returned to Italy due to tendonitis in the left knee.
According to Tuttosport via FcInterNews, Timothy Weah and Alex Sandro will make themselves available for the big clash, but Juventus captain Danilo won’t return in time.
The source also offers updates on Miretti who suffered from low back pains, preventing him from representing Italy U21 in the current international break.
Contrasting Updates On Manuel Locatelli & Fabio Miretti Ahead Of Juventus Vs Inter Milan Clash
The Turin-based newspaper believes the 20-year-old should recover in time for the Derby d’Italia.
On the other hand, Locatelli’s recovery appears less certain.
The 25-year fractured his rib in Juve’s 2-1 win over Cagliari last weekend. Therefore, he had to miss Italy’s last two Euro 2024 qualifiers.
The former Sassuolo and Milan man remained at Continassa.
While the midfielder is doing his utmost best to shake off this knock and make a timely return to action, his participation remains doubtful.
Locatelli’s absence would be a major blow for Allegri who considers the Italian his undisputed choice in the Regista role.