Shakhtar Donetsk striker Cristiano Lucarelli is making noises about a return to Italy.

Those close to Lucarelli say the Italy international, who struck twice in midweek against South Africa, is dreading the Ukraine winter and won't rule out a January return home.

Asked about AC Milan's reported interest, Lucarelli said: "One can never say no if (Milan president Silvio) Berlusconi calls you ..."