Skysports.com can confirm Wycombe agreed a fee for Aldershot's Scott Donnelly, but were unable to complete a deal on Monday.
After finally reaching a deal with the Shots for the midfield ace, time was against Gary Waddock's side as the winter transfer window closed.
However, Wycombe remain undeterred in their chase for the 22-year-old and will sign him on loan when the loan window reopens.
Waddock will bring in the midfielder on loan with the option to secure his services on a permanent basis in the summer.
However, that means that Waddock, who knows all about Donnelly from his time with the Shots, will be without the former Wealdstone man for their weekend clash with Yeovil.