Salvio was operated on his right knee this month in Rome and is hoping to return early next year in February 2016.

The player's agent, Agustín Jiménez stated to Portuguese paper Abola that his recovery is going according to plan.

"If everything plans out as it's supposed to the doctors believe Salvio could return this season in February."

Salvio's chief doctor who reconstructed the ligament, Italian Pier Paolo Mariani, validated the claims.