Robinho faces spell on sidelines

With fellow forward Alexandre Pato also sidelined with a muscle

injury, Allegri could have done without losing the Brazil

international as well.

He has a first degree strain to the right thigh during Sunday’s

Milan-Sampdoria match,” a statement on the club’s official website

today read.

“The recovery time is expected to be three to four weeks, save

for complications,” it added.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic having left the club in the summer, AC

are low on numbers up front and will now be all the more eager to

push through a deal for Roma’s Bojan Krkic.