Keisuke Honda admits “the Milan situation is not easy,” as links with West Ham United grow stronger.
The Japanese creative midfielder impressed on international duty, but has struggled for playing time at San Siro.
“The Milan situation is not easy, as I’d never been on the bench for so many games before,” Honda told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I have started to understand how players who do this regularly really feel.
“Fortunately, it’s different at international level, as I have my position here.”
Honda has been heavily linked with a January exit, partly to help save on his wages, and Premier League side West Ham are the favourites.