Alessandro Diamanti’s move to Guangzhou Evergrande looks to have been plugged with neither team agreeing on a fee.
The playmaker has been heavily linked with a switch to the Chinese club in this window, with reports earlier on Thursday suggesting that the transfer was near completion.
However, respected Sky journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that the deal has collapsed over the fee.
As such, the Asian Champions League winners are now set to move their attentions to Parma winger Jonathan Biabiany.
It is unclear though, whether the Crociati will let the pacey wide man leave for Marcelo Lippi’s side.