Arsene Wenger’s priority transfer target this summer was Atletico Madrid talisman Antoine Griezmann, according to The Sun.
The Arsenal boss reportedly held talks with the France international during Euro 2016.
However Griezmann, who went on to score six goals in the tournament as the finished as runners-up, informed Wenger he is at the Vicente Calderon.
An Arsenal source said: “Arsene and Griezmann held talks during the Euros about his situation.
“The player told him outright that he was happy in Spain, and his family were enjoying life there.
“There is still interest. Why wouldn’t there be in one of the best players in the world? But nothing will happen this summer at least.”
Wenger also made a move for Bayern Munich ace Robert Lewandowski, but could not match his huge wage demands.
The Polish star is now expected to sign a new long-term deal with the German giants.