Former Portsmouth star Nadir Belhadj has seen a move back to Britain fall through, skysports.com understands.
Celtic had been leading the chase for the 29-year-old Algeria international, who left Portsmouth to join Qatar side Al-Sadd last year.
The Scottish giants were keen on striking a deal and looked to be edging towards an agreement, but Al-Sadd pulled the plug.
Skysports.com understands that Sunderland, Queens Park Rangers and Swansea were also interested, and Belhadj himself was keen to move.
But Al-Sadd decided the deal had come too late in the transfer window, so they opted against allowing any move to happen.