Fernando Torres is struggling to assert himself at AC Milan, but it appears that he has a useful ally in the form of club chief Silvio Berlusconi.
Torres was dropped for last weekend's 1-1 draw with Fiorentina and only got a 10-minute run as a substitute.
The newspaper suggests that at half time against Fiorentina, Berlusconi told coach Pippo Inzaghi that he wanted to see Torres lead the line.
Jeremy Menez could be sent to the bench even though the Frenchman has been on better form than Torres this season.
Berlusconi remains a hugely powerful figure at Milan and any coach who stands up against him risks being axed. Torres will do well to stay on the right side of the former Italian Prime Minister.