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    AC Milan can win the Scudetto: Flamini

    Milan: Mathieu Flamini has declared AC Milan are strong enough to win the title for the first time in seven years as the club prepares for their visit to Palermo.

    It was 2004 when Milan lifted the title last - Flamini was still with hometown club Marseille at the time.

    A five-point gap over Inter has given the Rossoneri a narrow buffer at the top, and the Frenchman insists it must continue ahead of next week's big derby showdown.

    "Success is in our own hands," he told Sky Sport Italia.

    "It is important for us to keep focused on our matches with Palermo on Saturday and then Inter in the derby.

    "It's an important game, but we are still above them with five points' advantage. We must keep focused on the league as we have the quality to win it."

    However, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be absent with a three-match ban, subsequently appealed by the club.

    "He is a great player with big quality, but we can find a solution in the team without him," he said.