Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has expressed his bitterness at Amauri rejecting a chance to join French club Marseille during the transfer window.
The 31-year-old was expected to be transferred during the summer window after being left out of Antonio Conte's squad.
However, Amauri spurned a last-minute move to Ligue 1 as he refused to accept a lower wage.
And Marotta is not impressed by the attitude of his player.
"Amauri has a contract worth €3.8 million [£3.3m]. Marseille offered him an extension [two years] to his current deal [one year] with the help of a contribution from us but Amauri rejected it," he told reporters.
"Clubs need to take note of a situation like this otherwise they will end up being caged by the players."
Marotta's words come on the day the Lega Serie A appeared to have reached an agreement with the AIC players' association over the collective contract dispute.
Part of the battle between the two organisations was related to players refusing transfers.