Milan's decision to wait until the end of the season to discuss contract renewals has surprised Massimo Ambrosini.
The captain is one of numerous high-profile players whose present agreements will expire next month.
"I didn't expect the club to wait for so long to clear up our situations," he told the Gazzetta dello Sport on Friday.
"Perhaps they have behaved in this way because there are so many players with their contracts expiring.
"Sooner or later things come to an end, but I do think that all of us deserve some clarification.
"If it was up to me then I would stay," he added. "For now though I just have to wait with everyone else."
If the San Siro giants do offer Ambrosini an extension then he accepts the fact that he won't be earning the same salary as he does now.
"I think we are all mature enough to understand what we deserve," he continued.
"We're not 20 any more and we are not presumptuous. Then as talks take place everyone will make a case for themselves and that is only right."
Alessandro Nesta, Clarence Seedorf, Andrea Pirlo and Mark Van Bommel are other Milan players in the same situation as Max.