Bundesliga side Frankfurt have cooled talk of securing the signing of Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner.
The player's agent, Tom Brookes, had previously stated that a deal was close for the Denmark international.
But Frankfurt executive chairman Heribert Bruchhagen has moved to quell rumours that his club are in the running for the 25-year-old's signature.
"(The) chances are slim that Nicklas Bendtner will be joining us," Bruchhagen told Die Welt.
"He is simply in a different salary class and even if we would be able to pay those wages.
"We would just be able to afford a Nicklas Bendtner inside our wage budget. I would think it is definitely unrealistic to believe Arsenal FC could be out to heavily subsidise this deal."
The Dane is deemed surplus to requirements at the Emirates Stadium and spent last season on loan at Serie A champions Juventus, but failed to secure regular first-team football.