The star has reportedly pulled out of a deal to buy a luxury villa...

Madonna is on the brink of pulling out of her plan to buy a £2 million

villa in UMBRIA, ITALY.

As PeopleNews revealed yesterday, the singer

made an offer on an eight-bedroom home called La Carlina. But the deal

has been hampered by the villa’s eccentric owner, Marchesa Marina Ripa

di Meana, who wants her to perform a ‘no fee’ concert as part of the


Madonna has made a very generous offer and is not going to be

held to ransom,” says one source.

Madonna has now ordered agents to

widen their search for the perfect holiday hideaway. Several owners of

palatial villas in the region around Perugia have been approached by a

Florence-based estate agent acting for the star. A quick sale is

unlikely, however: the singer is insisting that the villa have at

least seven bedrooms, at least one large swimming pool, extensive

grounds and guaranteed privacy from prying paparazzi lenses.