AC Milan are preparing to make two major signings in January.

Rossoneri coach Max Allegri is set to be handed a job boost by the board with their move for Cagliari midfielder Andrea Lazzarri.

Allegri worked with Lazzarri while at Cagliari and has been pushing his claims to Milan directors since his appointment. A deal for the midfielder will be a sure sign that Milan chiefs believe in Allegri as their long-term coach.

Also being lined up is Benfica wing-back Fabio Coentrao.

The Portugal international is expected to be sold in January with Benfica already in talks with potential replacements. Coentrao has also been attracting interest from Liverpool.

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