Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner may have ended his hopes of securing another move away from the Emirates Stadium after scaring off Eredivisie outfit FC Twente with his exorbitant wage demands.
The Danish international is all but certain to leave the Gunners this summer having not featured in Arsene Wenger's side since May 2011, spending the previous two seasons out on loan to Sunderland and Juventus.
Wenger has already managed to rid his squad of the likes of Sebastien Squillaci, Andrey Arshavin, Denilson and Andre Santos but 25-year-old Bendtner is doing little to help his chances of securing a new club just weeks before leagues across Europe begin the new campaign.
Twente were ready to offer the Dane the opportunity to be the club's leading front man ahead of the new season, but Dutch publication de Telegraaf report that the Dutch outfit are unable to match Bendtner's lofty salary demands and have walked away from a proposed deal.
The striker's insistence to receive a salary close to the one he currently receives at Arsenal has seen him earn criticism for placing money ahead of his career, with a number of interested parties abandon talks with the Denmark international after hearing his demands.
Bendtner was presented with two opportunities to swap the Premier League for the Bundesliga when both Hannover and Eintracht Frankfurt made their interest known, but their hopes of landing the striker were scuppered during talks over personal terms.
Newly promoted Hull City were also keen to secure Bendtner's services in a move that would have seen the striker reunited with Steve Bruce, whom he enjoyed a rich vein of form under during loan spells with Birmingham City and Sunderland.
Bruce was keen to strengthen his side ahead of the new season with the Gunners striker but once again wages proved to be a stumbling block. "I've had him twice before but he's on a lot of money at Arsenal," Bruce said last month.
"I can't see us being able to get anywhere near those types of levels at Nicklas is at."
Malaga would appear to be the only club still in the running for the Arsenal striker, but after coming so close to financial meltdown last summer the club are looking to keep costs as low as possible as the Andalusian outfit steady their ship.