Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has agreed 50% pay cut after sustaining an injury while on holiday in his native, according to reports in Italy.
The 27-year-old underwent surgery in Milan last Tuesday after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
He has been ruled out for action for close to six months.
AC were ready to offer Muntari a two-year contract worth €3 million but his injury has left the club’s Chief Executive Adriano Galliani furious.
Milan have already signed Kelvin Constant to replace the Ghana international at extra cost.
Muntari sustained the injury after trying to tackle FC Porto starlet Christian Atsu in a friendly game.
He had a successful loan spell for the second half of the season by scoring three goals in 13 Serie A appearances.