Monday August 20 2012
Allegri won’t stop Cassano move

Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed that the club won’t block Antonio Cassano’s exit after he asked for a transfer.

The Rossoneri confirmed last night that they are in negotiations with Inter over a possible swap with Giampaolo Pazzini.

And Allegri has now made it clear that the idea to leave Milanello has come from the man who joined them from Sampdoria in January 2011.

“It’s a shame,” Allegri stated to Milan Channel after the 3-2 loss to Juventus in the Trofeo Berlusconi tie. “Antonio has been here for a year and a half.

“He did really well in his first six months where he made the difference. Then the problem with his heart stopped him.

“I think that despite the qualities of Cassano, it’s not a good idea to keep players against their will – it would not be good for Cassano or Milan.

“We need a forward who can play close to a centre-forward,” Allegri added. “Let’s see how this situation evolves.”

Pazzini also left Sampdoria in 2011, but he chose to join Inter instead. He’s been told to find a new club as Nerazzurri boss Andrea Stramaccioni doesn’t think he can play alongside Diego Milito.