Milan was buzzing yesterday with talk of a shock move by Inter for Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
At a supporters' function on Sunday,Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti was the subject of pleas from fans to buy big in January.
"Give us a gift!" chanted the Inter supporters.
To which, Moratti replied: "Ok, I promise you Messi!"
Moratti's wife Milly turned to her husband wide-eyed, before saying on stage: "Go easy."
But by then, Inter fans were cheering and chanting passionately.
And to only add fuel to the fire, Messi was in Milan last night. He was spotted at 12:30am at the famous Giannino restaurant dining with Napoli midfielder Ezequiel Lavezzi. No Inter officials were seen, however.