Milan have a completely reshuffled defence for this afternoon’s game with Siena, as they begin life after Alexandre Pato.
The Rossoneri ended 2012 with a heavy defeat to Roma and the pressure is on after Pato’s €15m move to Corinthians.
Negotiations with Santos broke down for Robinho, who is nonetheless unavailable for this match.
The real problems are in defence, where Philippe Mexes is suspended, Daniele Bonera, Mario Yepes, Cristian Zapata, Djamel Mesbah and Nigel De Jong injured.
It means Massimiliano Allegri has reshuffled with Mattia De Sciglio having to play as centre-back.
Stephan El Shaarawy and Giampaolo Pazzini lead the attack with support from Kevin-Prince Boateng.
Siena are looking for their first result under new Coach Beppe Iachini, but top scorer Emanuele Calaiò sits out a ban and Marcelo Larrondo is unavailable, so Erjon Bogdani gets a rare start.
Milan: Abbiati; Abate, De Sciglio, Acerbi, Constant; Montolivo, Ambrosini, Nocerino; Boateng; Pazzini, El Shaarawy
Siena: Pegolo; Neto, Paci, Felipe, Angelo; Valiani, D'Agostino, Vergassola, Angelo; Rosina; Bogdani
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