Andrii Shevchenko has admitted he could quit Chelsea and return to Milan after revealing that his game did not suit the style of play demanded by manager Jose Mourinho.
Shevchenko has made a disappointing start to his career in English football and there has been speculation that he might return to Milan on loan.
“I feel at home at Chelsea, and it’s felt like my team for a long time, but unfortunately my game doesn’t suit Mourinho,” Shevchenko told the Mirror.
“Everyone has been writing about me being sent on loan to Milan. I still haven’t discussed this question with the management, but the bosses themselves probably still haven’t decided.
“But if it happens, I’m ready to pack my bags. I’m a completely self-confident person. If I don’t suit somebody then I’ll go back to Italy, no problem, and prove how good I can still be.
“I’m not finished as a player. On the other hand, I have nothing to prove to anybody. Everybody already knows what Andrei Shevchenko is capable of.”
Shevchenko claims he would have the full support of owner Roman Abramovich even if he were to leave Stamford Bridge.
“Roman is my friend and completely on my side,” added Shevchenko
“But all he could do was insist on a loan deal instead of me being sold.
“I do understand Mourinho – I’m not scoring as many as I would like to – so even Abramovich isn’t really putting his foot down over it, although he could do as the owner of the club.”