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Milan vs Inter: Will Lukaku play in Milan derby?

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The reigning Serie A champions take on their city-rivals this weekend.

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Inter manager Simone Inzaghi has admitted Romelu Lukaku will miss his side’s upcoming derby against Milan on Saturday.

The Belgian star suffered a thigh injury shortly after his return from Chelsea earlier this summer.

The Nerazzurri went on to beat Cremonese 3-1 in their first game after Lukaku’s injury.

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Inzaghi believes his side can cope with their star striker’s absence until he returns from injury before the international break later this month.

“The hope is for [Lukaku] to recover before the international break,” the Italian manager said.

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“It will take some time, but the medical staff is working on his recovery. We must prepare for these eventualities.

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Inter might also miss Alessandro Bastoni, who stayed out their victory over Cremonese with a fever.

“He was not 100 per cent already before the Cremonese game with a fever, and in these two days he still was not well,” he added. 

“I will decide as soon as I get him back in the group in training, as well as for the attack where I can choose between three players and figure out who to support Lautaro [Martinez].

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“On Tuesday, [Joaquin] Correa did very well and scored, [Edin] Dzeko did a great job.”