Zenit St Petersburg coach Luciano Spalletti admits he came close to joining AC Milan.

Spalletti has revealed he spoke with Adriano Galliani about the job at Milan.

"Yes, it's true," stated Spalletti to Sky Sport Italia. "Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani contacted me to ask if I was available.

"However, a few days later, he called me and told me that I was free from the agreement that we had made.

"It wasn't a problem, because I can work anywhere."