Hull City have confirmed a proposed deadline day move for Guingamp midfielder Yannis Salibur will not be completed.
A switch for the 26-year-old had been agreed on January 31, but the required paperwork was not filed in time for the transfer to go through.
Hull appealed for the deal to be sanctioned but the Premier League side announced on Wednesday that Salibur will not be joining Marco Silva's relegation-threatened side.
Oumar Niasse, Evandro, Omar Elabdellaoui, Lazar Markovic, Andrea Ranocchia, Alfred N'Diaye and Kamil Grosicki all joined Hull during the January transfer window.
Those additions have helped to revive the Tigers' fortunes under Silva, with a draw at Manchester United followed by an impressive victory over Liverpool at Anfield.
Hull remain in the relegation zone in 18th place but are now just one point behind three clubs - Swansea City, Leicester City and Middlesbrough - in the race for survival.
They had won just three league games all season under Mike Phelan but the Liverpool win was Silva's second in the English top flight in under a month since taking charge shortly after the turn of the year.