Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij is working hard to make himself available for the Serie A clash against Cagliari this weekend.

Last month, the 32-year-old returned from international duty prematurely after sustaining an injury during his stay with the Netherlands.

Therefore, the Dutchman missed the team’s most recent outings against Empoli and Udinese.

According to Sky Sport Italia via FcInterNews, de Vrij was the only player who wasn’t part of the team’s group training on Thursday.

Instead, the centre-back carried out a personal workout where he showed a good pace.

Hence, the source expects the former Lazio man to rejoin his teammates in group training in the next two days.

This is when Simone Inzaghi will be able to assess his condition. The technical staff will then decide whether or not to add the defender to the matchday squad against Cagliari.

The Serie A leaders will host the Sardinians at San Siro on Sunday night. They will be gunning for a routine victory that places them one step away from clinching the Scudetto title.

This season, the Netherlands international has made 29 appearances for the Nerazzurri thus far, scoring a single goal in the process.

Inter Milan Defender Stefan De Vrij Working To Return In Time For Cagliari Encounter

On another note, the report reveals that the Inter players were treated to a special visit today. Sandro Mazzola, one of the greatest icons in the club’s history, dropped by at Appiano Gentile.

The 81-year-old spent his entire playing career donning the black-and-blue stripes, before hanging up his boots in 1977.

The legendary second striker won two European Cups and four Serie A titles during his time with the Nerazzurri.