Mesut Ozil has turned down a sensational loan move to Paris Saint-Germain, according to a report in Germany.
The German midfielder was sounded out about a temporary switch to Ligue 1 to replace the injured Neymar.
The mercurial Brazilian has a foot problem that will keep him sidelined for 10 weeks and that prompted PSG to make a move for Ozil.
Suddeutsche Zeitung report that the Ligue 1 champions tried to get Ozil on loan, but the 30-year-old refused the opportunity.
PSG were prepared to pay all of Ozil’s £350,000-a-week wages but Ozil did not want a short-term move and will remain at The Emirates.
Ozil, who signed a new contract 12 months ago, has not had an easy ride under boss Unai Emery.
Ozil made his first start in the league since December last night in the 2-1 win over Cardiff, but he has started only 13 Premier League games this season after being plagued by back and knee injuries.