Andriy Shevchenko hopes to leave Chelsea at the end of the season.
Italian press reports state Shevchenko has told Chelsea supremo Roman Abramovich that he is fed up of being "undervalued" and left on the bench.
Abramovich is said to have "offered little resistance" and the return of the £30million transfer flop to AC Milan - Shevchenko's former club - looks set for later this year.
Shevchenko's model wife Kirsten was due in Milan yesterday afternoon for the second viewing of an apartment. The new home is in the centre of the city's fashion district a stone's throw from the Cathedral and designer boutiques.