Chelsea boss Antonio Conte would have reportedly received over £100m over a 10-year period if he had decided to make the switch to Inter Milan.
After their successful takeover, Inter have money to spend and the club's new owners allegedly made a sustained bid to tempt Conte back to Italy.
The decision was eventually made to appoint Luciano Spalletti, who had recently left Roma, but it appears that Conte was given the chance to pen a lucrative deal at San Siro.
According to Corriere dello Sport, Inter were prepared to give Conte a 10-year contract to leave Chelsea, with his wages totalling approximately £106m during that period.
It has also been suggested that as well as a significant warchest for the transfer market, Conte would have had the final say over which players arrived and left the club.
Inter ended the season in seventh place, as many as 29 points adrift of champions Juventus.