Arsenal’s loan offer for Ivan Perisic, with an option to buy for £34.5m, has been rejected by Inter Milan, according to Sky in Italy.
The proposed deal for the Croatia winger included a £4.4m loan fee.
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has ruled out the club making any permanent signings in January, with only loan deals a possibility.
Emery has previously said he was keen on signing a winger and a centre-back for Arsenal.
Perisic, who has started 14 of Inter’s 20 Serie A games this season, is expected to be on the bench for Sunday’s league match against Torino.
Inter head coach Luciano Spalletti is open to letting the former Manchester United target go, but it appears he would only be interested in a permanent deal for the player who turns 30 in February.
Speaking to Sky in Italy, he said: “It’s a player that has been talked about because everyone values him as much as we do, and if anyone wants to buy him they will need to pay him good money because we rate him a lot.”
Perisic played a key role in Croatia’s World Cup campaign in Russia, scoring in the final as they lost 4-2 to France.