Incoming AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has discussed an overhaul of the team's midfield with club chiefs. Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani knows Allegri wants more focus on Mathieu Flamini and will freeze out one of Andrea Pirlo or captain Massimo Ambrosini from next season's midfield. Rino Gattuso's future is also in focus.

Allegri wants his midfield to be more robust and has discussed moving for his former Cagliari midfielder Andrea Lazzari with Galliani.

Talks with Palermo for Manuele Blasi are also at an advanced stage as Allegri seeks to inject some energy and steel to his engineroom for next season.