Hannover's hopes of signing Leon Andreasen look set to be scuppered by Roy Hodgson's reluctance to sell.
The Danish defender had looked to be heading to Germany during the January transfer window, with speculation surrounding his future dragging on for some time.
Having struggled to settle in England following his arrival from Werder Bremen 12 months ago, it was believed that a return to the Bundesliga was imminent.
However, talks regarding a deal have broken down, with Hannover's sporting director Martin Kind claiming Cottagers boss Hodgson is responsible for the delay.
"Yes, that is correct what he (Kind) says," Andreasen told Sporten.dk.
"Roy Hodgson has problems. That's all I have to say."
Hannover manager Dieter Hecking admits the opportunity to reach an agreement may have gone, while Kind is already preparing to turn his attentions elsewhere.
"This is really difficult," he told BILD.
"We have lost time. I think our chances our now less than 50-50."
Kind added: "It is very difficult to do business in January, as this proves.
"We now have to wait and see, but I do not believe this is about money. We probably have to go to Plan B, C or even D."