Was the Milan website hacked, or was this a sensational gaffe by the Rossoneri press who announced the signing too soon?
The Rossoneri are well known to be in the market for a top class attacker, and recently failed in their attempts to sign Wolfsburg's Edin Dzeko and Sevilla's Luis Fabiano.
Villarreal forward Giuseppe Rossi has made no secret in the past of his wish to join Milan, the team he supported as a boy, but any transfer this summer had always appeared unlikely due to the Italian club's financial problems.
However, Milan then dropped a bombshell this afternoon by announcing the signing of the Confederations Cup star on their official website, only for the story to be removed moments later.
It seems that there are two possible explanations. Either acmilan.com was hacked by an outsider playing a practical joke, or this was a sensational gaffe by a Milan employee who published the announcement too early.
All Milan fans will be hoping for the second explanation, and the fact that Villarreal signed Brazilian striker Nilmar at the weekend will certainly boost their hopes that Rossi is indeed set to join the Rossoneri.