Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur both failed with summer bids for Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, according to a report.
With the Serie A champions in financial turmoil for much of the recent transfer window, Martinez was heavily linked with a move to one of the North London clubs for the 2021-22 season.
However, Inter instead garnered £97.5m through the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea, allowing them to retain the services of Martinez for the time being.
The 24-year-old is yet to agree to an extension on his existing Nerazzurri contract - which expires in the summer of 2023 - but he is expected to commit his future to the club before the end of the season.
Martinez already boasts two goals from two Serie A games this season after registering 17 goals and 10 assists in the Nerazzurri's title-winning campaign last term.