Mr Miliband made is clear he would reject any attempt to bring him back to Labour's frontbench
With Mr Corbyn unable to fill his shadow cabinet and Remoaner rebels walking out over his agreement to allow Brexit to be triggered, Mr Corbyn has reportedly turned to his failed predecessor to save his flagging leadership.
But with the party on the brink of collapse it is understood that Mr Miliband has told friends he would reject any overtures.
Mr Corbyn who has lost 7,000 party members over Brexit
Friends of Mr Miliband last night said he "has said consistently that he wants to make his contribution supporting Jeremy and the party from the backbenches", adding they "do not expect that to change".
It caps a terrible week for the hard Left Mr Corbyn who has lost 7,000 party members over Brexit.
He is also under pressure to sack his close ally shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott after she failed to turn up to vote for triggering Article 50 on Wednesday.
Ms Abbott was said to be too unwell to vote
He also faces calls to ditch 10 shadow ministers and three whips, who are in charge of party discipline, who voted against triggering Article 50 against Mr Corbyn's orders.
With Labour in total disarray, shadow business secretary Clive Lewis could also resign next week, having vowed to defy Mr Corbyn's command and vote against the legislation – if Labour amendments are not accepted – when it returns to the House of Commons for its third reading.
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Mr Miliband, who led Labour to a humiliating result at the last general election before being replaced by Mr Corbyn, has been tipped as a high-profile replacement should Mr Lewis resign.
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall, who is battling for a seat in the House of Commons at the upcoming Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election, claimed Mr Corbyn must be in “a very desperate state" to consider handing a frontbench role to Mr Miliband.