Unsettled midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has threatened to quit AC Milan unless he is given more game time by coach Leonardo.
Earlier in the week, the Brazilian coach denied media suggestions of a rift between himself and the experienced Italy international.
However, Gattuso claims his patience is beginning to wear thin after making just seven Serie A appearances for the Rossoneri this season.
"I am not happy at playing little. Will I leave? We will talk about that later," he declared.
"After 11 years of playing at Milan I just cannot hope that someone gets injured in order for me to play.
"I cannot think that I am no longer needed by the club and team."