Fernando Torres arrived at AC Milan to great fanfare during the summer, but the Rossoneri may already be sick of him.
The Spanish striker left Chelsea on a two-year loan deal and wasn't expected to return to Stamford Bridge having slipped down the pecking order in a frustrating spell.
Ending his stay at Milan on such a negative note could be tough psychologically for Torres and would leave him in limbo unless he could immediately find a new club.
It seems unlikely that there would be any room for him at Chelsea with Jose Mourinho hardly desperate to bring back a misfiring striker.
While Chelsea may hope that Milan choose to stick with Torres, the West London side must already be considering a Plan B.
It has been suggested that former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo may try and bring Torres to his current club Schalke.