Unsettled Manchester City target Gennaro Gattuso demands showdown talks with AC Milan

26 November 2009 07:05
Fighting talk: AC Milan's Gennaro Gattuso has told his club he wants to play more often or will leave

AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso will reconsider his future at the club if he does not get more playing time.  

The Italy international, who is a reported target of Manchester City and has been linked with a reunion with former coach Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea, has seen his minutes on the pitch decrease this term, partly due to injuries as well as coach Leonardo's rotation policy. 

'I am Rino Gattuso and I cannot wait for someone to get injured in order to play,' Gattuso told Corriere dello Sport. 'I would be lying if I said that everything is okay. 

'At this time I am not happy because of the injury and the fact that I am not being used much. I still feel strong and I am disappointed not to be able to prove it. I don't accept the thought that I am no longer indispensable.'

Gattuso, who is currently battling a muscle injury, has made just seven league appearances for the Rossoneri this campaign.

'Will I leave the club in January?', said Gattuso. 'It's still early. There are still five or six games left to play before the Christmas break. 

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'I will have to talk to the club and with (AC Milan vice-president Adriano) Galliani because it's not nice that after 11 years at the club you play once in a while.'

The 31-year-old midfielder has been with the Rossoneri since 1999 and was a crucial member of the Italy squad which won the 2006 World Cup.

And Gattuso is hoping to make Marcello Lippi's World Cup 2010 squad. 'Lippi has assured me that even if I play less, there would still be a place in the World Cup squad for me,' he said.

Gattuso is under contract with the Rossoneri until June 2011. 

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Source: Daily_Mail

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