AC Milan won Serie A in 2011 and finished runners-up last term, but they've been past their best for some time now, and the title win two years ago was a classic swan song for many Rossoneri veterans. Since then, the team has moved many old players on—some wisely, some prematurely (ahem ... Pirlo)—and focused more on the next generation.
Though laudable in theory, this focus on youth has left Massimiliano Allegri's squad with some noticeable problems, with the seven-time European champions failing to build any sort of consistency in the league and often losing out to weaker opposition. The loss of Thiago Silva and the mercurial Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Paris Saint-Germain last summer has left the team bereft of superstars and the stadium (half) full of angry fans.
So with that in mind, let's cast an eye over the English Premier League to see if there are any standout players who could help steady the Rossoneri ship in 2013.