Milan have confirmed their squad for the 2008/09 UEFA Cup competition and Alessandro Nesta will not be taking part.
The former Italian international has been suffering from a back problem which wasn’t thought to be serious, but he was not included to play for the Rossoneri in Europe.
This has led to rife speculation that Nesta will be out of action for the whole season and that he may even consider retirement.
Milan have always stated the back problem was nothing to dangerous but leaving Nesta out seems to suggest that something is not right.
The rest of the team makes the list and old war horses like Paolo Maldini and Giuseppe Favalli have been included by Carlo Ancelotti.
Here is the 25 man squad which the club have submitted to UEFA:
Goalkeepers: Dida, Abbiati, Kalac.
Defenders: Maldini, Kaladze, Zambrotta, Jankulovski, Favalli, Senderos, Bonera, Darmian, Pasini, Antonini.
Midfielders: Emerson, Gattuso, Pirlo, Ambrosini, Flamini.
Strikers: Pato, Inzaghi, Seedorf, Borriello, Kakà, Shevchenko, Ronaldinho.
The Rossoneri will be challenging for the UEFA Cup this term and they are amongst the favourites to win the tournament but they will need to find some form after a poor start to Serie A.