Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains a Borussia Dortmund player after the Chinese Super League transfer window closed on Friday.
Aubameyang had been strongly linked with a move to Tianjin Quanjian, but the CSL side were unable to seal a deal.
Tianjin reportedly made an EUR80million offer for Aubameyang, which would have made the 28-year-old one of the most expensive players ever.
But in-demand Aubameyang - reportedly also a target for European giants including Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain - rejected the switch, according to German media.
Aubameyang was on target for Dortmund in their first pre-season friendly on Tuesday as Peter Bosz's debut as the club's coach ended in a 3-2 loss to fourth-tier side Rot-Weiss Essen.
CSL clubs found it difficult to complete major deals during the transfer window, although Tianjin, who have regularly been linked with a move for Chelsea's Diego Costa, lessened the blow of missing out on Aubameyang by snapping up Cologne striker Anthony Modeste on loan.
A rule change imposed at the start of the season meant CSL clubs can only name three overseas players in their line-ups, while teams signing a foreign player for 45m yuan (EUR5.8m) or more must pay the same fee into a development fund for young Chinese players.