AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato has admitted he would prefer a better relationship with coach Massimiliano Allegri, suggesting all is not well for the striker at the San Siro.
Pato, who has been linked with a move to England for much of the year, concedes he could get on better with his coach.
Fresh reports have emerged linking him with a January switch to ambitious Paris St Germain, giving the player's words in Corriere dello Sport even greater weight.
"I would like to have a more direct relationship with Allegri,'' he told the newspaper. "I won't say much more. If he thinks it is right to criticise me, then I have to keep my head down and work. I have to respect what the coach says.
"But the fact remains that if he has seen something wrong with my game then he should come to me directly so we can discuss it.''