Joel Campbell's future at Arsenal looks increasingly uncertain, after failing to make an impact a year after returning to the club after three season on loan.
Italian side Palermo have been linked his signature, with The Metro claiming Arsenal wanted a fee of £7 million to sell the Costa Rica international permanently.
Gianluca Fiorini even says Palermo are exploring their options and could walk away from the deal altogether.
He said: "The negotiations ran aground. Arsenal are a club difficult to deal with.
"From the Palermo there is a will to bring Joel Campbell to Italy. However, we are a bit annoyed by the reaction of the Gunners and we are considering other paths."
Palermo finished 11th in Serie A last season, just one place behind AC Milan, and could have been a club where he would have received a chance to play regularly.
Their valuation may have been vastly different to Arsenal's, but it was only a year ago that Campbell was showcasing his talent at the World Cup.
£7 million is not an unreasonable fee, and there is a strong chance another European team decides to take the gamble before the transfer deadline passes.