Milan star urges Allegri stay amidst reports of Roma interest

Milan must keep hold of Massimiliano Allegri, according to Mario Balotelli.

The Rossoneri are closing on a third-place finish in Serie A this season, which would secure their place in the UEFA Champions League next term. Despite this, there has been speculation that Allegri will be replaced during the summer, and Roma have been heavily linked with offering him a move to the capital.

However, Balotelli has voiced his support for the 45-year-old. After hitting a brace in the 4-0 win over Pescara which takes his tally to 11 goals in as many Serie A games since his January arrival, the 22-year-old striker urged the board to do all they can to ensure the former Cagliari coach remains in the dugout next term.

“When I got here Allegri was in charge and we get on really well,” the former Manchester City and Internazionale ace told Mediaset Premium. “I hope he stays, as I’m really happy with him. If I were the club, I’d do everything to keep hold of him.”

Allegri has been in charge at the San Siro club since the summer of 2010, and in his first season led them to their first Scudetto since 2004. Last term they finished four points behind champions Juventus, who have retained their crown with ease this time round and currently lead Milan by a staggering 18 points.


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