AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri admits Antonio Cassano is now one of the first names on his team sheet.

Cassano has been outstanding for Milan in recent weeks and Allegri is delighted with what he is seeing.

"Now Cassano looks a Milan player," said Allegri.

"He runs and retrieves balls like everyone else. He just needed to get fit.

"He wants to deny many things that were said about him by proving himself on the pitch."