Milan and Inter have taken the unusual step of releasing a statement that “categorically” denies Massimiliano Allegri agreed a deal with Roma.
The Rossoneri tend to brush aside newspaper reports over the future of Coach Allegri or the other alternatives considered for his job, including Clarence Seedorf, Marco Van Basten and Mark Van Bommel.
However, they wasted no time in responding to this morning’s newspaper suggestion that the tactician had already agreed a three-year contract with Roma.
“AC Milan categorically deny what was published today in the Corriere della Sera regarding its Coach Massimiliano Allegri,” read the statement.
It was released just hours after the story hit the newsstands and the rapidity of the response itself is raising questions. Roma also released a similar statement this afternoon.
Inter also sent out a press release “categorically” denying “there was any contact or requests to contact AC Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri.”
That had been part of the same Corriere della Sera story, suggesting Inter wanted Allegri to cross the divide.