AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti admits he could start today's clash against Torino with Andrea Pirlo in his line-up.

The Milan midfielder has been out of action since picking up a thigh strain on September 16, but is finally ready for his comeback.

"He could even be in the starting XI," revealed Ancelotti. "Rino [Gattuso] has done well in his place, but Andrea has crucial characteristics for us, such as his ability to place long passes."