Sampdoria's Mauro Icardi will snub a switch to Manchester City and join Italian giants Inter Milan at the end of the season.
The striker, high on Roberto Mancini's list of targets, is set to leave Sampdoria in the summer and there is a queue of top clubs ready to make their move.
Among them are City, who are eager to improve their attacking options with Mario Balotelli gone and Edin Dzeko seemingly going.
However, Mancini has suffered a snub amid reports that Icardi does not want to leave Italy just yet.
Still only 19, the former Barcelona youth player wants to settle in Italy during the early stages of his career.
He is currently at the centre of a tug-of-war between Argentina and Italy as he is eligible to play for both.
But it does not look like he will he playing for Manchester City any time soon, as Inter are confident he will choose them.
A contract until 2017 is on the table for Icardi, who is expected to make the move official on July 1.