Galliani not so clear on Allegri’s future.
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has insisted that striker Mario Balotelli will not be sold despite speculation linking him with an exit this week.
The 23-year-old joined the Rossoneri in January after a troubled spell in England with Manchester City, and admitted at the time that he was delighted to have returned.
However, with on-going media intrusion and criticism in recent weeks it has been speculated that he may be forced out of the club with agent Mino Raiola hinting at a move to Chelsea to reunite with Jose Mourinho.
Nevertheless, Galliani has moved quickly to dismiss the possibility of Balotelli leaving San Siro and has insisted that he will be around for years to come.
“There is absolutely no problem with Balotelli,” he noted according to Football Italia. “Mario will continue to be our star, he is not going anywhere.
“He is a fascinating individual with global appeal. He will stay with Milan because he is happy here and has a long contract with the club.”
In contrast, Galliani was a little less supportive of the prospect of coach Massimiliano Allegri remaining at the club beyond the end of his current contract which expires in the summer.
“Allegri will continue as Coach. At the end of the season we will analyse the situation as we always do.
“We are still in three competitions and all three of them can qualify you for Europe,” he added.
Allegri has come under increased criticism in recent weeks after a string of disappointing results in Serie A, which has left the club eleven points adrift of the top three.
While it is expected that he will remain until the end of the season, it is unclear at this stage as to whether Milan will look for a replacement come the summer.