AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri insists he's counting on Antonio Cassano this season.

Cassano's future is in doubt given that he isn't guaranteed a first team shirt, but Allegri is adamant that he wants to keep him.

"He is a player that both the club and myself are counting on," Allegri said after Sunday's 2-2 draw with Malmo in which Cassano scored.

"Cassano did very well against Malmo and he's reaching a good physical condition. He just needs to stay calm because he doesn't have any exams to pass here."

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