Simon Kjaer's loan move to Serie A giants Roma has been put on hold after reports in Italy claim the defender has been recalled by his club Wolfsburg.
The Denmark International, who joined the Bundeliga club last season, has been in erratic form so far this season, with head coach Felix Magath bringing in Greek Sotiris Kyrgiakos from Liverpool earlier in the week as a likely replacement for the player.
But, after Kjaer spent two days in the Italian capital undergoing a medical and all set to officially sign a deal, it seems as though discussions between the clubs have hit a snag.
Although Magath confirmed the former Palermo star was heading to the Giallorossi, speculation in Italy suggests Roma's surprise exit from the Europa League at the hands of Slovan Bratislava meant club officials wanted to alter the agreement for the centre-back.
The Italians were hoping to bring the player in on loan terms with the prospect of a permanent switch for the 22-year-old the likely outcome.
However, Roma's disappointing exit from the competition somewhat changed matters although AS Roma's CEO Claudio Fenucci told Adnkronos: "We had a deal with Wolfsburg for Simon Kjaer for a loan with the right of a permanent switch, but then the conditions have changed and so we decided not to ratify the agreement.
"Roma's sporting director, Walter Sabatini will consider the player an option, but only if Wolfsburg come back on our terms and conditions. Then we will be ready to continue and close the deal."