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Inter are dangerous rivals, but AC Milan are the favourites for the Serie A title - Massimiliano Allegri

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri is confident that the San Siro giants have what it takes to retain their Serie A title and added that he considers Inter to be their main rivals in the race for the Scudetto.

Allegri's men finished six points ahead of their inter-city rivals in 2010-11 and the successful tactician expects yet another battle between the two Milan-based clubs.

"I see Inter as our most dangerous rivals for the Serie A title, but I still consider us to be the favourites. I'm confident that we can make it two league titles in a row and we're very motivated ahead of the new season," Allegri said to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Milan coach then went on to discuss his club's ambition in the transfer market and revealed that they are not interested in signing another striker.

"We don't need a back-up for [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic. We already have [Alexandre] Pato, who has made a lot of progress as a striker. His movement is a lot better and he's becoming quite clinical in front of goal."

Milan started the 2011-12 campaign with a 2-1 Supercoppa Italiana win over Inter last weekend and are currently preparing for the league opener against Cagliari on August 27.