Parma coach Roberto Donadoni is emerging as a top candidate to succeed Massimiliano Allegri at AC Milan.

Donadoni is aware of the rumours and hasn't shut them down.

Tuttosport says Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani and Parma owner Tommaso Ghirardi have been in regular contact this month over various transfer matters and the topic of Donadoni is sure to have been raised.

The former Rossoneri star's reputation for building young, exciting teams will work in his favour given Milan's new youth policy.