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AC Milan: Pioli offers positive fitness update on Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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The Milan striker has been out of action since undergoing surgery last May.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has returned to Milan’s training, Stefano Pioli confirms.

The Swede striker’s return is a massive morale boost for the Rossoneri ahead of the Milan derby. But he won’t be able to return to action for a few more weeks.

Discussing Zlatan’s return on Saturday, Pioli said: “On Friday he resumed training with us, even if to a small extent. Unfortunately, the two games against Tottenham [in the Champions League] come too soon, and right now we don’t know when he will be at 100 per cent.

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“I hope with all my heart he can come back soon, especially for what he’s doing. Few people would do what he’s doing to come back from such a difficult and complicated injury.

“Has he talked to his team-mates? I think so, he knows how to strike the right chords.”

Milan go into the derby on the back of a four-game winless run that has seen them slip to the fifth spot on the Serie A table. Pioli’s side, however, are only two points behind their second-placed city rivals.

Speaking about the upcoming match against Inter, Pioli added:

“It will be a great opportunity for us and we must do everything to seize it.

“Inter come into the match in excellent form, but we have a great desire to start again.”