Marcus Bent's move from Charlton to Cardiff City is off after the striker requested to talk to Birmingham about a move to St Andrews.
Cardiff had agreed a fee with Charlton for the well travelled front man and had also concurred on personal terms with the player ahead of a scheduled medical on Monday.
However, having got wind of interest in his services from Birmingham, Bent has had a change of heart as he considers a future away from the capital.
Cardiff, upon hearing news of Bent's U-turn, have withdrawn their offer and the deal is now dead.
A club statement read: "Shortly before Marcus Bent was due to arrive for his medical and complete his move to Cardiff City, we were informed that he had changed his mind and asked Charlton permission to speak to Birmingham.
"Whilst at this stage we are unaware of whether he has been given permission to talk to Birmingham City, we only want players who are committed to Cardiff City Football Club and therefore have withdrawn from the deal."