AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani isn't willing to push for Massimiliano Allegri's axing just yet. Despite defeat to Udinese, Gazzetta dello Sport says Galliani is standing by the coach and instead turning on the players.

Galliani lined them up after the defeat and received assurances that they believed in the coach and were determined to fix things.

In the background, meanwhile, is Zenit St Petersburg coach Luciano Spalletti, who could become available at the end of the year.