AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini admits he came close to joining Manchester United and Chelsea during his career.
The Italian is rated as one of the best defenders of all time and Chelsea and United were heavily linked with moves.
And Maldini confirmed to the Daily Mail he fielded an offer from United.
“I had an offer from Manchester United, but I didn’t speak directly to them.
“Luca Vialli, when he was Chelsea manager, called me. That was in 1996. We’d had a very bad season.
“There was also something from Arsenal, but I never spoke to them directly. I would have said no anyway.
“Vialli was a friend of mine and he was the only one who made me think. I had some problems with my team and the supporters at that time. I thought, just for one day, ‘What if?’ But then, no.”