Brazilian Kaka had been expected to be left on the sidelines after struggling with 'flu during the week but has been included in Clarence Seedorf's 23-man squad.

Both Kaka and Honda spent Friday working in the gym, according to Milan's official statement, although a report on domestic news agency ANSA seemed to contradict that by saying the forward was suffering from gastroenteritis.

His absence could allow Moroccan international Adel Taarabt, signed on loan from Queens Park Rangers last week, to make his debut alongside recent recruit from Chelsea, Michael Essien.