The Italian forward, then with Inter Milan, was linked with a move to Chelsea in a deal that would have thrown another £30m onto his already sizeable bill.
Vieri instead opted to stay in Italy and finished his career having played for 12 different clubs.
Atalanta to Juventus, £2.200.000
Juventus Atletico Madrid, £13.200.000
Atletico Madrid to Lazio, £22.000.000
Lazio to Inter Milan, £32.000.000
Total transfer fee: £69.400.000
(Figures quoted from the Press)