Monday, August 3, 1998 Published at 18:28 GMT 19:28 UK
Kluivert turns down Manchester United
Kluivert scores during France 98
Dutch international Patrick Kluivert has rejected a move to Old Trafford and will stay with AC Milan, the Italian club said on Monday.
The star agreed a "modest" pay increase with the Italians after being on the verge of a move.
AC Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani had accepted Manchester United's £9m offer for the 22-year-old striker.
The player stalled over the move, saying he would have preferred to go to a London club.
Kluivert was reportedly demanding a £500,000 signing-on fee and £40,000 per week, which proved to be a stumbling block in a move to Arsenal.
The latest rejection from a top class international striker is a major blow to Alex Ferguson in his quest for European glory.
United were hoping to sign him in time for Sunday's Charity Shield clash with Arsenal.