Tuesday, 4th December, 2012
AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has admitted he must move players on to bring new ones in during next month’s transfer window.
Allegri has had to work with virtually an entire new team this season, following the departure of a raft of high profile players during the summer.
Results have suffered, with Milan well adrift in the Serie A title race, currently sitting seventh in the standings with 21 points from 15 games.
Allegri’s side have won their last three games in all competitions however, but even so, attention has switched to the winter transfer window and questions about whether Milan will be active.
And, they could be, but only if players are moved on first.
"It is very difficult to talk about the transfer market now, we are beginning to reduce the number of injured players. Then we will see with the club what needs to be done to reduce the squad number", Allegri told a press conference.
"Of the 32 players there are some youngsters who might benefit from playing elsewhere", he continued.
"It all depends on what happens in these three or four matches before the Christmas break.
"Obviously we cannot buy new players if some do not leave first."
It remains to be seen just who might be on Milan’s shopping list, but Allegri’s hands are tied until some of the club’s players move on to pastures new.
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