Jeremy Menez has admitted he could leave Roma in the summer after becoming frustrated with his lack of opportunities in recent weeks.
The versatile Frenchman has fallen down the pecking order since Vincenzo Montella took charge last month on an interim basis following Claudio Ranieri's departure.
He has held talks with Montella but was not entirely satisfied and now plans to consider other options if the situation does not change before the end of the season.
"Since there is the new coach I have played less," Menez told L'Equipe.
"I will continue to work as I have always done, then we'll see.
"I was very surprised to suddenly find myself on the bench, I found it hard to accept.
"I don't understand the choices of the coach but I respect them. I talked to Montella but I felt that his speech was not sincere, that it didn't correspond to reality.
"A departure at the end of the season? I don't rule out it.
"To give the best I need to feel confident and feel important for the club."
Hoping to stay
Menez's agent, Alain Migliaccio, has insisted that the player's preference would be to remain at the club.
He told calciomercato.it: "It's normal that Jeremy is disappointed. With Ranieri he always played, while now with Montella he plays less.
"Menez is well in Rome and has a good relationship with his team-mates. It seems to me premature to talk about a possible sale.
"He has a contract until June 2012 and his will is to remain in the capital. We will then understand who will be Roma's coach in the next year.
"At the end of the season we will take stock, and if we understood that the player is not part of the club's plans, we'd ask for a meeting to seek other solutions.
"At the moment, however, no clubs have contacted me."