Massimiliano Allegri has issued a clear message to Ronaldinho, telling the star playmaker that only those players who show they want to stay at Milan will remain.
The Brazil international's contract is due to expire in June and although he has expressed his desire to stay, his resolve will be tested by the fact he is no longer considered a first team regular.
"I believe that there must be players at Milan who want to be at Milan. Results are only obtained with the great motivation of everyone within the group," Allegri said.
Looking ahead to tomorrow's match against Brescia, he added: "We cannot make any mistakes. It's too important for the title race.
"We mustn't let the tension dip after a week without a game. Mentally we were used to playing every two days."
Finally, Allegri expressed his admiration for Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola.
"I like Guardiola. I had the pleasure of getting to know him. He is a lovely guy and when a team plays like Barcelona it's a spectacle for everyone.
"Aside from the team's technical quality, I believe that they are an example of simplicity and openness between the players, but this is also happening at Milan."