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AC Milan begin preparations for their Serie A showdown with Inter on Saturday, as Olivier Giroud and Pierre Kalulu provide injury updates and players return from international duty.
The Derby della Madonnina is a top-of-the-table clash that kicks off at the San Siro on Saturday (16:00 GMT). Giroud left France prematurely after suffering a minor injury in a match, and has returned to Milanello for a separate, personalized training routine. This is all part of the recovery process, and journalists remain absolutely convinced that the veteran will be able to start against Inter. The same cannot be said of Kalulu, who has been suffering from a muscular problem and whose test results will be known on Thursday or Friday. Players returning from international duty include Samuel Chukwueze, Rade Krunic, Simon Kjaer, Tijjani Reijnders and Luka Jovic.