Michael Jackson fell in love with a $38 million Bel Air mansion in 2001 and was in negotiations with the owners to buy it just before his death, TMZ.com reported Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the situation.

Jackson was in negotiations for seven years and hoped to close a deal once his This is It concerts in London were done, the celebrity's blogging site reported.

The site also published photos of Jackson on the astounding 15 bedroom, 16.5 bath mansion.

Click here to see photos of the mansion.