Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has received a set back in his approach for Paul Pogba after Juventus insisted he will not be returning to the Premier League.
The 20-year-old, who joined the Italian champions from Manchester United last summer, is a player Wenger is keen to sign as the pressure to spend money continues to grow.
But Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta has confirmed the midfielder will not be leaving Turin.
"Forget Pogba. We have no intention of listening to proposals that can be received in our midfield," he told Tuttosport.
Wenger is believed to be considering a £20million offer for the French international as he bids to bolster his dwindling first-team squad.
Pogba, who saw limited opportunities at United, was a regular starter for the Serie A club last season and started 37 times scoring five times.
Meanwhile, Wenger is still considering his options and has been linked with Swansea duo Michu and Ashley Williams as well as Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye but there has been no agreement as yet.
During Arsenal's opening day defeat at home to Aston Villa, supporters were making themselves heard by chanting for new signings.
The Gunner's also have a long injury list including Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs and Bacary Sagna with a tough Champions League qualifier against Fenerbahce tonight leaving their squad looking very depleted.
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