Real Madrid were in negotiations to appoint Antonio Conte as their new Coach but the move broke down over a number of issues, say El Pais.
The Italian is said by journalist Diego Torres to have made a series of demands which Los Blancos were not willing to meet and the deal subsequently broke down.
Conte is said to have requested he have total control over transfers in and out of the club – a role currently handled by president Florentino Perez.
The former Juventus and Chelsea boss is also said to have wanted to bring in five of his own coaching staff and was asking for a salary of €10m per year.
Players at Madrid were said to have vetoed the club’s approach with captain Sergio Ramos cryptically saying that a Coach “must earn respect, not impose it.”