Mauro Tassotti is on standby to take charge of AC Milan for the remainder of the season.

Tuttosport says in the event the relationship between Clarence Seedorf and the Milan board collapses, the coaching reins will be handed to No2 Tassotti.

Meanwhile, two early candidates to succeed Seedorf have been mentioned.

Milan primavera coach Pippo Inzaghi is being discussed, as is Luciano Spalletti, who is available after last month's sacking by Zenit St Petersburg.