AC Milan could be on the verge of ditching plans to sign Manchester United defender Alex Buttner, with head coach Clarence Seedorf reportedly close to losing his job. A source close to Old Trafford told FDN the Serie A heavyweights had expressed an initial interest in luring the Dutch left-back to the San Siro.
However, Italian website Tutto Mercato Web claims Buttner’s fellow countryman Seedorf is likely to be sacked less than six months into his tenure, making any move for the United man far less likely.
According to the report, a three-hour summit meeting was held earlier today between president Silvio Berlusconi, chief executive Adriano Galliani and Seedorf’s potential successor, Filippo Inzaghi.
The presence of ex-Italy international Inzaghi is said to have been pivotal, as the youth coach is now likely to be promoted to the hot seat.
He is said to be the cheap option for the Milan hierarchy, as his elevation to the top job does not involve paying compensation to another club for the services of a new manager. Finance is a key consideration in this matter for the powers-that-be, as they are set to fork out a hefty fee to Seedorf – and any backroom staff who follow him out of Milan – by way of compensation.