AC Milan boss Max Allegri has ruled out a swap involving Antonio Cassano for Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo.

Allegri insists Cassano is a required player for next season.

"Absolutely not," said the Coach, "even if Montolivo has excellent quality and I believe is one of the best midfielders in Italy.

"I can categorically rule out this move, as there is zero chance. Cassano is staying at Milan."

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