Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko says he will, reluctantly, be staying with the German champions next season, rather than joining AC Milan.
The Bosnian front-man's 26 goals in the Bundesliga - alongside strike-partner Grafite's 28 - helped fire the Wolves to their first ever league title last term.
However, after the 23-year-old held talks with club officials over the weekend, it was made clear that Wolfsburg had no intention to sell their prize asset, despite Dzeko declaring his desire to move to the San Siro.
"Wolfsburg won't let me go. Everyone knows that Milan are the team of my dreams but I can not do anything," he told Sky Sport 24.
Milan vice-President Adriano Galliani, looking for a new attacker after selling playmaker Ricardo Kaka to Real Madrid, is not giving up despite Wolfsburg's stance.
"We will wait until the end of next week," he told reporters. "We will see what happens. Otherwise we will alter our objectives."
Galliani had previously said Arsenal forward Emmanuel Adebayor and Sevilla's Luis Fabiano were possible targets if Dzeko was not for sale.
The Rossoneri chief also reiterated that striker Alexandre Pato will not be leaving the San Siro despite media reports saying former Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti had bid 60 million euros to take the Brazilian to new club Chelsea.
"We had already received a previous offer higher than that and we said no," he said.
There was no progress on sealing a loan deal for Porto left back Aly Cissokho after a permanent move collapsed when the Frenchman failed a medical, Galliani added.