Juventus appear to have accepted defeat in their efforts to sign Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko.
The Serie A giants have been working hard on bringing in new recruits all summer, having disappointed spectacularly in 2009/10.
Among their top targets was Bosnian frontman Dzeko, who has forged a reputation as one of Europe's top marksmen during his time in Germany.
However, Wolfsburg are reluctant to part with their prized asset and Juve are refusing to pay over the odds.
As a result, the Turin-based club admit there appears to be little chance of an agreement being struck during the transfer window.
"The road to Dzeko appears to have been closed," Juve's sporting director Giuseppe Marotta told Mediaset Premium.
"The player has expressed a desire to join us, but that is not the will of Wolfsburg.
"If they don't want to sell him, there is not much we can do.
"Dzeko would have been a dream signing for us, but it does not look like it will happen."
Meanwhile, Juve continue to track CSKA Moscow winger Milos Krasic after being left frustrated in their efforts to land the Serbia international so far.
Marotta added: "Krasic? He is a player who would suit us and we will evaluate the situation."