Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti has revealed that Radja Nainggolan is close to a return to first-team action.
The 30-year-old has struggled with a series of injury problems since his arrival from Roma but may play some part in the match against Sassuolo.
"He's getting back to his best in terms of fitness," said Spalletti.
"For him to make the difference he needs to be at his best physically. He's sorry that he wasn't at his best during this recent period, but he's now returning to what we all expect him to be and he'll demonstrate this from now until the end of the season."
Inter are third in Serie A and 12121/1 to win the Europa League this season and Spalletti has hinted that there may be some changes to his squad before the end of the month.
Inter are in new contract negotiations with Mauro Icardi and Milan Skriniar, with Spalletti adding: "There's absolutely no confusion within our club.
"We're right in the middle of the transfer window so we accept all of the names and speculation that comes our way, as it always does."
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