Frank Rijkaard's agent, Perry Overeem, revealed to the Daily Star: "If they were interested in Frank they should have been in touch by now. Right now Frank is on holiday.
"Everyone I speak to says Ancelotti is going to take the job, at short notice."
As for the frequent denials from the San Siro boss, Overeem suggested: "The more people say it's not going to happen, the more certain that it is."
The latest development came yesterday as rumours surfaced in Milan that Ancelotti had contacted his coach Alessandro Costacurta to say he would be needing an English-speaking assistant.