Berlusconi plans to axe Allegri and half the current AC Milan squad - report

The ex-Italian PM is said to be disgusted that the Rossoneri are poised to end the season empty-handed and has concluded that a summer clear-out is the only way forward
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AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi is planning an end-of-season cull at San Siro, which will result in the dismissal of Massimiliano Allegri as coach and the release of half of the current squad, according to Tuttosport.

The former Italian Prime Minister is furious that the Rossoneri will likely end the season trophyless, having been dumped out of Europe by Barcelona, eliminated from the Coppa Italia by Juventus and now having slipped three points behind the Bianconeri in the race for this year's Scudetto.

Consequently, Allegri is now set to lose his job just under a year after leading Milan to the title in what was his first season at the helm, with the report claiming that Berlusconi has always remained sceptical of the 46-year-old's merits as a coach.

In addition, the media mogul also intends to offload roughly 50 per cent of the current team and bring in just seven or eight new players as he believes not only is the 33-strong senior squad lacking in quality, it is also too large.

The clear-out might not end there, either, with the position of athletic training manager Daniele Tognaccini under threat after a season in which Milan have been beset by injuries.

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