Massimiliano Allegri admits “this is Year Zero for Milan” after losing 12 players including Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The fans are threatening protests at Saturday evening’s Trofeo TIM, where the Rossoneri will face Inter and Juventus in a mini-tournament at Bari’s Stadio San Nicola.
“This is Year Zero for Milan,” Coach Allegri told Sky Sport Italia.
“In all 12 champions have left, some due to their age and others because of decisions made by the club. We couldn't say no to PSG.
“We must work on the foundations, even if there are still many players who remained. There is a month left in the transfer market and last season the team really changed its identity right at the end of that window.”
Thiago Silva and Ibrahimovic were sold to PSG this week, while the likes of Alessandro Nesta, Gennaro Gattuso, Clarence Seedorf, Pippo Inzaghi, Gianluca Zambrotta, Alberto Aquilani and Mark Van Bommel were released at the end of their contracts.
Meanwhile, Allegri named the 23-man squad for tomorrow’s Trofeo TIM: 1. Amelia, 50. Narduzzo, 60. Pazzagli, 62. Albertazzi, 13. Acerbi, 77. Antonini, 25. Bonera, 2. De Sciglio, 58. Iotti, 15. Mesbah, 19. Taiwo, 76. Yepes, 23. Ambrosini, 27. Boateng, 54. Cristante, 28. Emanuelson, 12. Traorè, 57. Valoti, 55. Carmona, 92. El Shaarawy, 56. Ganz, 61. Prosenik, 70. Robinho
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