Yaya Sonogo is unlikely to be loaned back to Auxerre once he completes his move to Arsenal, according to the French club's chairman.
The 20-year-old is expected to join Arsenal this summer, and reports from France suggest he may have already passed a medical.
But it appears the Ligue 2 club's hopes of taking the striker back on loan will be dashed, after Arsene Wenger told them he plans on making the youngster part of his first-team plans next season.
After meeting with the Arsenal boss on Monday, Auxerre chairman Guy Cotret told a French radio station: "He will only loan him back to us if he considers the player is not ready to join his team after the preseason preparations.
"Otherwise he will not loan him."
Sanogo will reportedly sign a four-year contract with the Premier League club after turning down a new two-year deal in France.
The France Under-21 international has scored eight goals in seven Ligue 2 games this season, with four of his appearances coming from the substitutes' bench.