Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko seems certain to be staying in the Bundesliga despite reported interest from several Premier League clubs.
Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal, plus AC Milan in Italy, have all been mentioned as potential suitors for the Bosnia hot-shot.
Dzeko's 22 goals in 34 Bundesliga games last season made him one of the hottest properties in European football.
However, after no club activated the 40million euros release fee in his contract before the deadline of May 31, Wolfsburg sporting director Dieter Hoeness now expects the striker to remain at the Volkswagen Arena.
"The conditions have not been met," said Hoeness in a statement. "We are very pleased that the period of uncertainty is over. He is a player of huge quality who would have been very difficult for us to replace."
New manager Steve McClaren made it his number one priority to retain Dzeko after being confirmed in the Wolfsburg hot-seat last week.