Juventus director Fabio Paratici insists Arsenal and Chelsea target Daniele Rugani is going nowhere.
The Italy international is a bit-part player in Turin and has struggled to force his was up the Juve pecking order.
He’s barely featured this season which has fuelled speculation that a January departure is on the cards.
Starsport understands Rugani is a long-term target for the Gunners, who actively courted him in the summer.
Their London rivals, Chelsea, have also been mooted as potential suitors.
However, in a massive blow to both clubs Paratici has poured cold water on a potential transfer.
“I can exclude right now that Daniele Rugani will leave,” he explained.
“We need to see what happens with Giorgio Chiellini.
“People tend to forget he has played quite a few games and won important trophies.
“My concern is that because Rugani is so quiet, well-mannered, doesn’t make a big fuss or is a fashionable player, he ends up being underestimated.”
Rugani’s team-mate, Merih Demiral, has also been on Arsenal’s radar.
The Turkey international suffered a season-ending knee injury against Roma on Sunday, though.
Juve had reportedly knocked back a £34m approach from Borussia Dortmund for Rugani earlier in the transfer window.
Veteran Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng and Bournemouth ace Nathan Ake are also on Mikel Arteta’s shortlist.
Jerome Boateng is one of Arsenal’s main January targets
Arsenal could only manage a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Jordan Ayew rescued a point for the south Londoners.
Speaking before the match, Arteta claimed his side wouldn’t go wild in the transfer market this month.
“If we can find something to help us go through the season in a more balanced way in certain areas, we’ll look at the options,” Arteta said.
“I’m not expecting big things.
“I’m expecting big things from the players I have at the moment, the players that are recovering from…