Arsenal have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Inter Milan right-back Achraf Hakimi, who has voiced his desire to stay with the Nerazzurri.
Inter's £40m-rated Hakimi has been tipped to complete a move to North London amid the Nerazzurri's financial woes, and Arsenal were said to be preparing a concrete offer, but Hakimi has affirmed that he sees his future at San Siro.
Speaking to La Repubblica, the former Real Madrid man said: "The team that attracted me the most was Inter and I saw it as a growth project.
"I am honoured to be one of the testimonials for the new club logo. I like it, as it looks to the future, a future we can build together. I hope to stay at this club for a long time, I'm very happy."
Hakimi has scored six goals and set up six more for Antonio Conte's men in the 2020-21 Serie A campaign, and his existing deal in Milan does not expire until 2025.