Moussa Diaby, a winger for Bayer Leverkusen, has attracted interest from Arsenal and Newcastle this summer.
Newcastle was questioned about signing the France international, and the Magpies even submitted a 30 million bid, which was rejected by the Bundesliga side.
Arsenal expressed an interest, although they did not make a formal offer.
Eddie Howe and Mikel Arteta will now have to go back to the drawing board, as Diaby may be heading nowhere this summer.
Well, the 23-year-old has decided to stay at Bayer Leverkusen.
The Parisian said in an interview with RP that he has made my decision and will return to BayerLeverkusenagain next season.
There you have it.
Diaby is expected to spend the next 2022/23 season in Germany, where he is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the country's most dangerous forwards.
We assume the Bayer Leverkusen No.19 would not want to cause any disruption with his young family in 2020.
Diaby has been attracting interest since he scored 17 goals in 42 appearances last season, while also contributing 14 assists.
Despite being unlikely to get Diaby's signature this summer, Arsenal and Newcastle must continue to monitor his progress.
As previously reported, the 48,000-a-week man scored 31 goals last season, a shocking total, while he is certainly going to improve with plenty of time on his side at the age of 23.
Diaby has already won eight caps for France, which is arguably the most talented footballing nation in the world right now, which is no easy task given the attacking ability at Didier Deschamps' disposal.
Although he may not be signed this year, Arteta and Howe must keep an eye on the French sensation.