Galliani declared: "We almost signed Toni in the summer while he was at Fiorentina. We almost took him before he went to Bayern Munich. The timing wasn't right, but he came close to joining Milan."

He also revealed: "We followed Henry for a long time when he was at Arsenal. He would've joined us, but Barcelona matched our salary offer and could count on it being taxed 50 per cent less than in Italy."