29 Aug 2013

AC Milan have not made any huge signings in this transfer window. Andrea Poli and Riccardo Saponara are the two players brought in to the club during the summer.

Despite the lack of transfer activity, Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri remains confident that the team will be able to achieve a good season. He has said that the players could benefit from playing as a team. He is in favour of this tactic over bringing in a big-money signing, although this could be largely down to the financial difficulties faced by Milan in the last few years.

This has forced them to sell the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Kaka. Even though they have brought in the likes of Mario Balotelli, the team looks understrength when compared with the likes of Juventus, who have won the title in the last two seasons.

Milan may have secured Champions League football only on the last day of last season, but Allegri is confident that they will be able to make an impact in this competition this season. Allegri's future was in the major doubt at the end of last season, but he was recently confirmed as the Milan manager for the rest of the season by vice president Adriano Gallaini.

“We talked. Me, [Adriano] Galliani and the president, and we decided to continue. For me this is a new challenge. Our advantage next season? I have a team with quality that compared to last August has the advantage of being together for a year. I think it will be a more balanced league, but Juventus have two championships, they bought good players and so are the favourites to win,” said Allegri. The team has been having an indifferent form in pre-season. They were recently beaten by Manchester City in a pre-season friendly match.