Inter Milan have a plan in store to gradually reintroduce Alessandro Bastoni to the line-up as he prepares to make his return from an injury layoff.
Nerazzurri manager Simone Inzaghi is currently suffering from a shortage at the back due to an injury bug.
Therefore, the 47-year-old will be delighted to have the Italy defender back at his disposal.
Bastoni suffered a knock during his time with the national team, forcing him to miss the last two Euro 2024 qualifiers.
But according to Tuttosport via FcInterNews, the former Atalanta man is about to make his return to action.
The 24-year-old underwent personalized training yesterday but should return to the group today.
The Turin-based newspaper expects the defender to start on the bench this weekend against Udinese.
Inter Milan Devise Plan To Reintroduce Alessandro Bastoni Following Return From Injury
The source believes Inzaghi could introduce Bastoni in the final half-hour against the Friulian club.
This cameo appearance would pave the way for a return to the starting line-up next week. The defender could be action from the get-go against Real Sociedad.
This will be a decisive encounter to determine which side finishes on top of the group.
On another note, Benjamin Pavard will have to wait until next weekend to make his return to the matchday squad.
The report suggests that the Frenchman will attempt to earn a call-up for the clash against Lazio on December 17th.
Moreover, Inzaghi will have to manage the energy levels of his available defenders who have been working extra shifts, especially Matteo Darmian who is also covering on the right flank for the injured Denzel Dumfries.
As the source tells it, the manager could field either Davide Frattesi or Carlos Augusto on the right flank against Udinese. For his part, Juan Cuadrado is still unfit to start.