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Saturday January 19 2013
Allegri: 'No Beckham or Balotelli'

Massimiliano Allegri insists Milan are “only negotiating for Kaka, so there will be no Mario Balotelli or David Beckham” as he prepares to face giant-killers Bologna.

The reports today on negotiations with Balotelli gained traction in The Sun newspaper, but Allegri took his Press conference to make a statement.

“There are talks in progress for Kaka, an important negotiation process if this great return should occur. I agree with the club and Adriano Galliani on everything, so there has never been my position opposed to that of the club. There is an exchange of ideas, certainly, but it’s not true that I don’t want Kaka.

“Beckham? I know Beckham, he is a great guy and a player of real class. However, you can’t wipe out his birth certificate and Milan have chosen to focus on youth hopefully with support from an important champion like Kaka.

“Balotelli? We are only negotiating for Kaka. In attack we have Giampaolo Pazzini, Bojan Krkic and M’Baye Niang, while we also have experienced players who bring a sense of security.”

Allegri confirmed that Riccardo Montolivo will play in front of the defence, while Pazzini will return to the starting XI with centre-backs Philippe Mexes and Cristian Zapata.

“Stephan El Shaarawy has not scored for a few games, but he is only 20 years old and mustn’t see the goal as an obsession.”

The Coach has a contract until June 2014, but President Silvio Berlusconi hinted that Allegri’s position next season will depend on results.

“I have a contract with Milan, all the rest is just talk. I have an excellent rapport with Berlusconi, so when I hear these questions I am not worried. I am concentrated only on Milan.”

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