ITALIAN giants AC Milan have been lined up for a clash with former local champions South China in June at the Hong Kong Stadium. The European champions, owned by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, are expected to be in Asia on a post-season tour and are scheduled to play in the territory on June 4. Milan, which despite their relatively poor season in the Serie A are regarded as one of the best teams in the world, were supposed to play in Hong Kong at the end of last season. But the match never came off when the Hong Kong Football Association turned down an offer to host the club. They played in China instead. If everything goes according to plan, a capacity crowd is expected at the Hong Kong Stadium based on the magnificent turnout for another top Italian side, Sampdoria, in their territory visit earlier this year. Sampdoria beat Hong Kong champions Eastern 4-1 in an entertaining rain-affected match, in which thousands of fans had to be turned away at the gate. Milan provided the core of the Italian side who were beaten on penalties by Brazil in the World Cup final in the United States earlier this year, including world-class defenders Franco Baresi and Paolo Maldini and strikers Roberto Donadoni and Daniele Massaro. But they also have a few stars who did not play in the US, including Yugoslav Dejan Savicevic and French international Marcel Desailly. Milan officials were not available for comment last night, but there is a possibility that Dutch striker Marco Van Basten, who has been out for nearly two seasons because of an ankle injury, may be in the squad that travels to Hong Kong. Massaro was Milan's hero in the European Champions League this week when his goal earned the club a 1-0 win over Austrian side Casino Salzburg. The victory saved Milan's season as they finished second in Group D behind Dutch team Ajax to ensure qualification to the quarter-finals. Already out of the Italian Cup, Milan are languishing in 11th place in the Serie A. Last week, they were beaten by Argentine side Velez Sarsfield in the Intercontinental Cup between the champion teams from Europe and South America.