The latest information from the cap of Inter Milan is that Romelu Lukaku is increasingly unlikely to feature against Roma on Saturday as club football returns this weekend after the international break.
It was also gathered that Hakan Calhanoglu is expected to be back in the starting XI for the Serie A clash that will kick off at San Siro on Saturday at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT).
Also on the treatment table of the Nerazzurri is Marcelo Brozovic, who was suspended before picking up a thigh strain on international duty with Croatia. He has been ruled out of action for a month as a result of the injury.
He is expected to be replaced in the starting line-up by former Empoli midfielder Kristjan Asllani, who is the natural replacement for him.
Although Lukaku is back in training, he is still unfit to play a match. This is why he is working on a separate schedule from the rest of his teammates.
The Belgian striker has been out of action for a month now. Considering that fact, it is increasingly unlikely he will be risked this weekend with the big Champions League matches against Barcelona coming up. Thus, Simeone Inzaghi will want to keep up for the midweek Champions League clash.
Calhanoglu is expected to be available for selection after working largely as part of the main squad in training on Wednesday afternoon. Since there is no complaint or any setback, the Turkey international is expected to be with the full group from today.
In his absence, Inter has been relying on Lautaro Martinez, who was the main striker last season.
He has scored three goals in six Serie A games for the Nerazzurri, and he has been an influence on the frontline of the team.
He is expected to play his role in the Roma clash that is expected to be tense. It won’t be a surprise to see tempers flare here.
Written by Oladipupo Mojeed