The Daily Mail reports that Manchester City have failed in their bid to lure Milos Krasic from CSKA Moscow, despite the player's well-known preference for a Premier League switch.
According to the tabloid, the 25-year-old midfielder responded to Roberto Mancini's recent advances by saying that he would only listen to offers from Arsenal and Manchester United.
Krasic caught England's attention with his performances against the Red Devils in the Champions League group stage, playing a pivotal role as CSKA drew 3-3 at Old Trafford.
The Russian giants are said to be demanding around £15 million for their Serbian schemer, who has just a year remaining on his current contract.
While tentative links have been made in the press, neither United nor Arsenal have expressed any particular interest in Krasic as yet.