The team returns after the the Christmas and new year break to face Roberto Donadoni’s Bologna and five goals scorer Mattia Destro. Milan’s season still has an uncertain feel about it, the summer signings have not provided the hoped improvement and inconsistency has the team hovering in sixth place.
The open secret that was Kevin Price Booteng’s return has been made official and he is included in the squad to face Bologna. He will be wearing number 72. Elsewhere Balotelli, Lopez and Menez are not ready but not far from returning which means the line up will be virtually unchanged.
Romagnoli’s suspension means Mexes is back starting, alongside Alex, Abate and De Sciglio (and not Antonelli). Donnarumma will remain in goal of course. Niang and Bacca are likely to partner up front in the 4-4-2. The middle four includes arguably the star of Milan’s season so far Bonaventura with Bertolacci, Montolivo and the once again outspoken Honda. It remains to be seen if this means Honda will exit Milan or will Zapata, Nocerino rumours materialise. Three points will go a long way and start the calendar year positively, it is also hoped there will be news of the possible 48% sale to Mr.Bee but hopes are fading and with it chances of strengthening the team and midfield options.