Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata will snub Arsenal because he wants to play under one of the two new managers in charge at Chelsea and Manchester United.
According to reports in England, the Red Devils are strong favourites to secure his services.
The Gunners were determined to make the Spain international their second signing of the summer but it has now emerged that the youngster is ready to reject their offer even though the other two clubs will not feature in next season's Champions League.
The 23-year-old will return to Real Madrid after the Spanish giants will exercise their buy-back clause but will be immediately sold back.
He featured for Spain in their Euro 2016 opener against the Czech Republic but failed to impress as he was replaced by Aritz Aduriz in the second half.