Inter Milan captain Lautaro Martinez is set to return for next Saturday’s Serie A match against Hellas Verona.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

Inter have had the unfamiliar experience of playing without their captain Martinez in the last couple matches.

The Argentine international picked up a thigh problem in a Coppa Italia clash with Bologna earlier in the month.

This has seen Martinez miss out on Serie A matches against Lecce and Genoa.

At home to Lecce, Inter coped perfectly well without their captain. They secured a convincing 2-0 victory.

But away in Liguria against newly-promoted Genoa on Friday, the 26-year-old striker’s absence was perhaps more pronounced.

Inter lacked some inspiration in the final third as they saw out a 1-1 draw.

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Naturally, Inter will want to see Martinez back on the pitch as soon as possible.

And it looks very probable that the Argentine will be fit for the Nerazzurri’s next match.

Inter kick off 2024 with a Serie A match against Verona at the San Siro.

And that match against the Gialloblu has long been the target for Martinez to return.

According to the Gazzetta, there is little doubt that Martinez will be back in time for that match.

The Argentine’s recovery process is going along well.

And there is still almost a week left to go before that match. That is plenty of time in which for Martinez to get back to full fitness.

So there is little doubt that Martinez, barring any disruptions to his recovery, will be fit to face Verona.

It is not yet certain whether or not the 26-year-old will be ready to start, though.

It is possible that Inter coach Simone Inzaghi won’t want to rush the captain back into the starting eleven.