Friday August 31 2012
Allegri told to win Lo Scudetto

Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has told boss Massimiliano Allegri to go and win the Scudetto following the capture of Nigel De Jong.

The Rossoneri have done a deal with Manchester City for the Dutchman who will reinforce a side which lost a host of key players over the summer.

“Now Allegri has no more excuses,” Galliani told the Gazzetta dello Sport. “Milan, thanks to our last four signings, are now back in the Scudetto race.

“De Jong is one of the strongest players in Europe in his role and he will, without a doubt, do very well for us.

“The gap between ourselves and our rivals has decreased and Allegri can no longer hide. We need to play to win the League, not to just finish third.”

The Diavolo have gone through some mass changes after most of their veterans left at the end of their contracts in June, while the club sold Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Paris SG.

As well as De Jong, Milan have also recently brought in Giampaolo Pazzini, Bojan Krkic and M'Baye Niang.

The Rossoneri started the season last weekend with a 1-0 home defeat to Sampdoria.