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Milan boss admits club will need another striker if Pato and Robinho leave

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AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that the Rossoneri will need a new striker if the club decide to sell Robinho and Alexandre Pato in January.

The Brazilian duo are subject to offers from their homeland and Vice-President Adriano Galliani is set to fly to South America on Sunday for talks.

Club World Cup winners Corinthians are interested in Pato's services, whilst Santos and Flamengo are said to be battling for Robinho’s signature.

Allegri said: "If Pato and Robinho leave then we’ll need another striker.

"Five attackers is the right number, but it all depends on Galliani’s trip.

"From that we will look at what the best solutions are to strengthen the team. But talking about this now makes no sense.

"If a player arrives then it will be an important player and if it is an important player then they would probably have already played in the Champions League this season."

The transfer rumour mill is suggesting that Milan could offload the Brazilian pair to then make a bid for Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

"I’ve never trained Balotelli and until I do I can’t pass judgment on him," Allegri added.

"He’s a Manchester City player and there’s no point talking about him.


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