Sky Sports understands Pablo Mills has decided against making a move to French club Boulogne FC.
Former Crawley Town captain Mills held talks with the French side about a possible move after being invited over to have a look around the club.
Mills is thought to have been impressed by what was on offer at Boulogne, but has decided to stay in the UK for family reasons.
The news is sure to alert a number of clubs who had shown an interest in signing Mills prior to his offer from Boulogne.
Mills' agent ,Gino Culbertson, has confirmed the central defender will now look to fix himself with a club in the UK as soon as possible.
"Pablo was very impressed by what Boulogne had to offer and he was made very welcome by the club, but for family reasons he has decided not to pursue the opportunity," Culbertson told Sky Sports.
"Pablo will now look to find a club in the UK and we will be re-assessing our options in order to secure a new club as soon as possible."