Cocky Aston Villa turned down the chance to split Wembley profits with Capital One Cup semifinal victors Bradford City.
The Sun says Bradford made an informal approach before Tuesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg, asking Villa if they wanted to go 50-50 on the money either side would make from the final.
Getting to Wembley is worth £1million in ticket sales, TV rights and prize money.
But even though Bradford were 3-1 up after the first leg, they recognised they could still go out.
So they suggested the two clubs should agree to £500,000 each irrespective of the outcome of the semi.
Some members of the Villa board were said to be up for the deal but boss Paul Lambert was not interested.