Arsenal's pursuit of Mario Balotelli appears to be at an end with AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani insisting that the striker isn't for sale.
The Gunners had previously been quoted a price of £25 million for the Italian international, and were said to have held talks over a potential switch.
Earlier this week, Arsene Wenger insisted that he wasn't interested in the Italian, and now it seems as though the deal is dead in the water.
"Balotelli will remain at Milan," Galliani told the club's official website.
That seems to take Arsenal back to square one as they continue their search for a new forward. Bayern Munich ace Mario Mandzukic has been previously linked with a move to north London along with Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid - although the latter could be on his way to Juventus.
More Arsenal transfer news:
Arsenal have re-ignited their interest in QPR forward Loic Remy. He's available for around £12 million and has been linked with the Gunners for some time (The Telegraph)
Lars Bender is also back on Arsenal's transfer radar, and Wenger could soon launch a £21 million bid for his services (Mirror)
Arsenal are looking at Matheiu Debuchy of Newcastle as a potential replacement for Bacary Sagna (The Mirror)
Arsenal are preparing a final bid for Alvaro Morata along with rivals Tottenham - but Juventus remain at the front of the queue (The Express)
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