Talks between Marcello Lippi and the Ukrainian Football Federation have stalled, reports are suggesting.
Ukraine have been trying to hire the World Cup winning boss ahead of Euro 2012, a tournament they will co-host with Poland.
However, a Ukrainian TV station has today insisted that negotiations have collapsed over personal terms.
The former Juventus and Inter boss reportedly wanted an 18-month contract worth just over €7m in total.
The Ukrainian FA, on the other hand, are said to have offered him €5m with a series of performance-related bonuses in place.