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The World Cup winning midfielder could make his first appearance on Saturday after more than six months on the sidelines as a result of an eye problem

AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso could make a return to action on Saturday after being included in the squad for the away match against Parma.

The 34-year-old has not featured for Milan since the opening Serie A match against Lazio on September 9, when he collided with team-mate Alessandro Nesta.

He was diagnosed with sixth nerve palsy, a disorder associated with the dysfunction of cranial nerve VI, which controls eye movement, and resumed training only two weeks ago after several months of recovery.

The news will come as an important boost for Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri, who has learned that Robinho and Ignazio Abate have joined the club's long list of absentees for Saturday's match because of injury.

Milan are four points clear at the top of the Serie A standings, while Parma are 16th, six points above the relegation zone.

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