Manchester City have rejected an £8million offer from Newcastle for midfielder Michael Johnson.
The Magpies have been monitoring the 20-year-old's situation for some time and lodged a bid for his services earlier on deadline day.
They had been hopeful of concluding a deal and it was understood that Johnson was open to the idea of moving to St James' Park.
However, City have turned down the approach as they view Johnson as an important part of their long-term plans.
Johnson established himself as a regular in the City side in the first half of the 2007/08 campaign before suffering an abdominal injury.
He has had fewer opportunities to impress this term with Mark Hughes making a number of new signings, but in September he penned a five-year contract with City.