Pep Guardiola is the coach AC Milan wants to succeed Massimiliano Allegri.Tuttosport says Milan's long-term plan is to appoint the former Barcelona coach to take charge of a younger, more energetic team.

However, in the short-term, Allegri's future remains on a knife-edge. Any slip up in the Champions League will lead to dismissal.

Mauro Tassotti remains the most likely replacement should Allegri fail to improve results after the international break.