Polish international Robert Lewandowsky has turned down the chance to sign for Real Madrid, according to reports.
Goal.com revealed Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund had agreed a 30 million euro deal for the forward, who scored four goals against Los Blancos in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.
But the 24-year-old apparently told Real Madrid he does not fancy a switch to the Spanish capital.
Champions League winners Bayern Munich have been heavily linked with the striker, although Dortmund have said they will not sell him to their domestic rivals. With just a year remaining on his contract, they may need to reconsider their options as he could sign on a free transfer in just 12 months time.
Meanwhile, Los Blancos’ search for a new forward will continue as they look for replacements for Gonzalo Higuain, who appear set to leave the Santiago Bernabeu, and Karim Benzema, who appears not to be the club’s first choice for the 2013-14 campaign.