Massimiliano Allegri is set to stay in charge of AC Milan next season. And the Corriere dello Sport says the coach's priority is a radical overhaul of his ageing defence.

Out will go veterans Alessandro Nesta and Gianluca Zambrotta, plus the underperforming Philippe Mexes. Their departures will make room for Chievo defender Francesco Acerbi, Palermo's Matias Silvestre and Genoa stopper Andreas Granqvist.

The future of Thiago Silva is also under a cloud. The Brazilian could be cashed in to fund further Milan signings. Barcelona and PSG are monitoring developments.