Celtic striker Georgios Samaras has rejected the chance to join Rennes after they enquired about his availability.
The 26-year-old had been identified by the French club as someone that could inject a killer instinct into their attack.
Rennes' general manager Pierre Dreossi has confirmed making an enquiry for Samaras, but revealed the Greece international does not want to leave Celtic.
"We were interested in Samaras and we called Celtic yesterday," Dreossi told STV.
"The transfer is not possible because the player doesn't want to leave Celtic for France. The matter is now closed."
Samaras, who is a Greek international, had also attracted interest from fellow French outfit St Etienne, but that deal stalled when they baulked at Celtic's £1million asking price.