Skysports.com understands that Fulham's move for Ghana international Derek Boateng is off.
The Cottagers had identified the midfielder, who currently plies his trade in Ukraine with Dnipro, as a possible transfer target.
Talks were held over a loan deal with a view to a permanent move, but Fulham have been unable to reach an agreement.
Boateng only joined Dnipro earlier this summer when he arrived from Getafe in Spain, and played against Fulham in their recent Europa League tie.
Martin Jol has been busy strengthening his squad before the transfer deadline and on Wednesday completed the signing of Zdenek Grygera from Juventus on an initial one-year contract.
A fee has also been agreed with FC Twente for Costa Rican winger Bryan Ruiz.