Sky Sports sources understand that Aiden McGeady will not be joining Wigan Athletic.
Early on Thursday, Wigan were confident that they were set to pull off a real coup and land the Irish international.
Our sources understand that terms were agreed with all parties but the deal will not go ahead.
McGeady has been linked with a move back to Britain for most of this month - but he has seemingly decided not to make the move to the DW Stadium.
The news will be a blow to Roberto Martinez, who could also be about to lose out to Everton on the signing of Barnsley defender John Stones.