AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri says he'll be keeping hold of Pippo Inzaghi.

The veteran has hardly featured this season, but Allegri insists he is a required player, particularly with Alexandre Pato out injured.

"I have a group of high level players but they cannot all play and so it's logical that someone out there still remains upset," said Allegri.

"But Filippo will remain with us."