Celtic's Donati unhappy with Strachan
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Celtic's Italian midfielder Massimo Donati says he is eying a return home after a major falling out with manager Gordon Strachan.

Donati made the announcement on Tuesday in what was a repeat of his claim in February that Strachan was treating him like an outcast.

"Since I had the argument with the manager, I am not being considered, so things are not going well," said the 28-year-old who joined the club from AC Milan in 2007.

Donati, who has made just one first team appearance since November, added: "I will have to stay for another month and a half until the championship is finished. We will see what happens in the summer.

"Do I hope to come back to Italy? If the situation stays as it is, yes. I find myself in a fantastic country at a great club, but I am not in the manager's thoughts, so it is difficult. I can't just stay to go training.

"My Celtic contract ends in two years. But, I repeat, if the manager stays and the situation does not change, then I want to give up and come back to Italy."