AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has admitted defeat in his attempts to sign Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc.
Boruc, currently starring at Euro 2008 with Poland, has been linked with a host of top clubs having impressed for Celtic on Champions League duty, but Italian giants Milan have ruled themselves out of the running after admitting they cannot not afford the shot-stopper.
Ancelotti told the Evening Times: "I wanted to bring Boruc to Milan about a year ago but now the price is too high.
"Milan cannot afford Boruc. We made some efforts but it did not happen and now I have three goalkeepers, in any case."
Meanwhile, former Milan midfielder Massimo Donati will not be returning to Serie A with Sampdoria, again due to financial reasons.
Donati has failed to find his best form since moving to Celtic Park last summer and found himself dumped out of the side following the signing of Barry Robson from Dundee United in January.
It is though Donati is keen to return to Italy, but Samp's general manager Beppe Marotta insists there is no way his club will meet Celtic's asking price.
He said: "The player seems willing to come here but the problem is Celtic want too much money.
"At the moment the price they want is incredible."