Massimiliano Allegri to Resign? Milan Coach in Dispute with Club's VP Galliani

Robert LewingtonContributor IIIAugust 24, 2012

Is Allegri headed for the exit?
Is Allegri headed for the exit?Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Italian newspaper La Republica (h/t Rossoneri blog) is today reporting that AC Milan tactician Massimiliano Allegri has threatened to resign over a dispute regarding the signing of Ze Eduardo from Genoa.  According to the paper, Allegri has made it clear he does not want the Brazilian forward in his squad and has a preference for a defensive midfielder, whilst Vice President Galliani is intent on signing another attacking player. 

A day after Jose Mourinho seemed to reopen the way for Ricky Kaká to return to the San Siro (h/t, the subject of which players will fit into Allegri's plans for the Milan side has also resurfaced.  With the signing of Giampaolo Pazzini from Inter already complete and Milan conceding eight goals in two recent preseason friendlies, Allegri's concern seems to lie with trying to sure up the defensive side of Milan's game.

Despite the losses of Ibrahimovic, Cassano and Pippo Inzaghi over the summer, Milan still have Robinho, Stephen El-Shaarway and Alexandre Pato in addition to Pazzini.

Meanwhile, Football Italia are also reporting that left-back Djamel Mesbah may be on the way to Palermo with no replacement sought by the rossoneri.