And so it begins.
Angry fans threw fake bank notes at Gianluigi Donnarumma – causing Italy Under-21’s clash with Denmark to be halted.
The 18-year-old keeper has refused to sign a new AC Milan deal sparking a Europe-wide transfer battle.
And in the 35th minute of the Euro 2017 U21 Championships, the referee was forced to halt the clash for around a minute as the fake bank notes were removed from the pitch.
The Italian goalkeeper looked less than impressed with what was thrown in his direction, which will probably only anger the fans more.
Milan were left shell-shocked when Donnarumma rejected a new contract offer in the week.
The academy product, who made his senior debut aged 16, has just one year left on his current deal and is now facing a San Siro exit.
Real Madrid are believed to be keen, as are big-spending French giants PSG.
Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta admits the Italian champs may end up targeting 18-year-old Donnarumma as the legendary Gianluigi Buffon prepares to enter his final season before retirement.
Juventus are the first to confirm their interest, with Marotta revealing: “Juve have every right examining the opportunities open to them.
“At the moment, we are not behind Donnarumma’s [decision], but you can add three dots of suspense to that.
“When such a goalkeeper is one the market, Juve have a duty to look into it. But anyway, at the moment we are working on Szczesny.”
And more is expected to be revealed after the game by Donnarumma’s agent, Mino Raiola.
He is set to hold a press conference at some point tonight in Monte Carlo, where Italian news-site SempreMilan reports he will “blame Milan for not giving him a list of the new Chinese ownership and declining him a meeting with Yonghong Li”.
He will also claim they refused to give Donnarumma release clause if they miss out on Champions League qualification.