There are reports Clarence Seedorf had already signed a contract to take over as Milan Coach, but it was scrapped due to economic concerns.
According to the Corriere della Sera, the Dutch midfielder had put pen to paper on a contract in December 2012.
The paperwork had a blank space on it for the financial details, which also had to be worked out with his current club Botafogo.
It’s reported the cost of the operation between buying him out from Botafogo, paying his wages and those of his chosen staff would’ve come to €15m.
Because of this, President Silvio Berlusconi was unwilling to go through with the move and stuck with Massimiliano Allegri.
Seedorf is continuing his playing career in Brazil with Botafogo.
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's World Cup tipster competition - £10,000 to be won!