Report? The team is totally missing the point. The Daily Scrum should be done to sync the Development Team effort to achieve the Sprint Goal. And that's need to hear everybody has something to say about the Increment.
Do you have any Kanban or task/Scrum/Agile/ board? If not, this could be a great advance as a transparency artifact (a reminder for everybody about what are they working on). And also if they want to start a discussion about something very specific they simply can put a mark in the PBI or task the want to discuss. I strongly encourage you to use it.
The communication is much richer f2f than writing and facilitates collaboration. I do not find a good justification for a meeting to be too long if it lasts less than 15 minutes. The first part of each speaker it what they have done to achieve the goal... so everybody has a reminder (if it's needed, because if the are working in a few PBIs, doing pair programming, there's no much need for theses reminders). As I said, a mark in a postit or just a paper to write blockers or topics which need further discussion should be enough).
Sometimes something so basic as what's commented above is not bought and the best way is trying what the team wants. You can find a new solution for your context or they just learn that written is not so good idea.
Sometimes there's another problem behind "I do not want a standup meeting", maybe it's something you could be attentive.