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Filippo Inzaghi: Injury update on Stephan El Shaarawy and Riccardo Montolivo


Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi says he will wait until the very end before deciding whether Alessio Cerci is fit to start against his former club Torino.

The 27-year-old was far from his very best in mid-week against Sassuolo and could start tomorrow's game on the bench.

"It's up to me to take it one step at a time," Inzaghi said.

"He didn't complete pre-season with Atletico and didn't play for three months. We have to be patient. His behaviour is excellent, I will have to decide if he's ready to be a regular tomorrow [against Torino] or on Tuesday [in the Italian Cup]."

Meanwhile, the 41-year-old confirmed key players are back in the squad ahead of the weekend game at the Stadio Olimpico.

"For tomorrow we have an almost-full squad, which is good to have when back-to-back games are coming up," the coach added.

"[Stephan] El Shaarawy suffered a knock. [Riccardo] Montolivo is to be assessed as well. [Nigel] De Jong, [Philippe] Mexes and [Pablo] Armero are back in the squad. I don't know if [Mattia] De Sciglio is ready to play.

"[Daniele] Bonera and [Marco] van Ginkel are still out."

Inzaghi was also quick to rubbish transfer rumours linking Roma striker Mattia Destro to Milan.

"I don't talk about other players, I don't talk about the transfer window," Inzaghi added.

"If you want I can talk about the Torino game, else we can end it [the press conference] here."

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