GUY Ritchie has turned down an offer of 20 million from Madonna and the pair is 'no closer' to reaching any agreement over their impending divorce, it was claimed today. The pair, whose split was made public two weeks ago, are feuding over where their children - Rocco, seven, and adopted David Banda, three - will live and be educated. Madonna, 50, wants the two boys to live with her and Lourdes, her 12-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, in New York. But Ritchie, 40, would prefer that the children go to school in London. The singer's biographer, J Randy Taraborrelli, told Hello Magazine the pair 'is at loggerheads'. He said: 'There was a great deal of haggling about this matter last week, with Madonna upping the amount of Guy's settlement to more than 20 million in hopes that he would acquiesce.' He added that they are 'not even speaking to each other. They communicate only through lawyers'. Taraborrelli also said a friend of Ritchie told him that the split could become more acrimonious The source told him: 'I do think it's going to get nasty. He and Madonna are very angry now, no doubt about it, [but] they are willing to put that aside for their children. But I do think that if one sees the other linked up with a new partner so soon, it will make everything a lot more complicated for everyone involved.' It was also claimed today that the couple's legal teams are seeking witness statements from business and house staff. Madonna has hired Fiona Shackleton, who represented Sir Paul McCartney in his divorce from Heather Mills, while Ritchie has engaged Helen Ward, who secured Britain's highest divorce settlement of 48 million for Beverley Charman from insurance tycoon John Charman. Mr Taraborrelli also said today the two now have very few friends in common. " DM