AC Milan Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of March 17
Even though the Clarence Seedorf era was greeted with enthusiasm, the positivity has gone right out of the door following AC Milan's exits from both the Coppa Italia and Champions League.
Milan have now lost five out of their last six matches in all competitions—an atrocious tally that has effectively removed what little hope the Rossoneri had of qualifying for European competition next season.
Here are the latest rumours surrounding the club in regards to transfers and dismissals.
Inzaghi Possible Coach Replacement?
According to Football Italia, Filippo Inzaghi could replace Clarence Seedorf as Milan coach if the Dutchman is unable to get a positive result in the next few matches.
Inzaghi recently won a tournament with Milan's youth team and has been widely praised for his work with the next generation of Rossoneri players.
When Massimiliano Allegri was fired, there was wide speculation that Inzaghi would get the job, and it was surprising to some that Seedorf was ultimately handed the Milan hot seat.
Seedorf Now in Doubt
According to a report from SKY Italia television, assistant coach Mauro Tassotti could take over as coach if Milan fail to win their upcoming matches.
With two cup exits in quick succession, the situation at Milan has turned from bad to worse recently and Seedorf's position is already being called into question.
Monaco Interested in Balotelli?
According to a report from Football Italia, Milan might be willing to offload Mario Balotelli to Monaco in the summer.
Monaco have undergone an extensive makeover since new ownership injected cash into the Ligue 1 side, who were only promoted back to the top flight this season.
Balotelli, on the other hand, could look for a fresh start after a disappointing season with Milan, where it is unlikely he will be involved in European football next season.
Seedorf to Stay
Despite fan protests outside the stadium, Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed that Clarence Seedorf will remain as Milan coach, according to SkySport24 (h/t Football Italia).
The news follows recent rumours that Seedorf could face the axe if he doesn't lead the Rossoneri into Europe, as per Corriere dello Sport (h/t Fooball Italia).
With this now a lost season, the coach will have to use the remaining games to decipher which players are worthy of staying for the rebuilding project and which are surplus to requirements.
El Shaarawy Heading for Exit Door?
With it increasingly likely that Milan will able to offer any European football next season, expect plenty of teams to be after some of their young jewels.
The youngster hasn't been able to get much playing time since the latter stages of 2012. In any case, don't expect Il Faraone to go anywhere this summer, as it's unlikely that Milan would sell El Shaarawy when his stock is at an all-time low.