Andrea Pirlo believes AC Milan can only hope to qualify for the Champions League , but cannot challenge for the Scudetto yet.
Milan has made some high profile signings in the transfer window, signing the likes of Bonucci and Silva.
This has led to talks of the Rossoneri having the capacity to challenge for the Serie A title.
But Pirlo, a Serie A winner with both Milan and Juventus, considers that assessment optimistic.
“Will Milan fight for the Scudetto? I don’t think so,” he told La Repubblica.
“When you’re starting from zero and [sign] 10 new players, they can be as good as you want, it’s still difficult to win straight away.
“You have to get them to play together, to fit well together on the pitch. Montella has a difficult but stimulating job. Their goal is to reach the Champions League.”