The Inter Milan winger will be in the squad provided the paperwork on his loan deal is processed in time.
Speaking at his pre-match pres conference, head coach Steve Bruce said: “Well, he’s here, he’s in the building, which is a good sign.
“I think it’s fair to say that we’ve managed to hold off a couple of clubs because once he became available, then somebody of his pedigree was always going to have a few options, and thankfully he’s chosen us.
“He’s here, we’re hoping that we can get the paperwork and everything done so he can play tomorrow.”
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