Cardiff City have failed in negotiations for Nice midfielder Adrien Tameze, despite agreeing a £10m fee for the player.
That’s according to the Daily Mail, who write that Nice’s general manager Julien Fournier confirmed the deal had collapsed on Tuesday night.
Tameze, who operates in the centre of midfield, joined Nice in the summer of 2017 from fellow French outfit Valenciennes.
He has since made 50 appearances and impressed in Ligue 1 for the club, who are currently managed by Arsenal legend Patrick Viera.
The collapse of the deal will heighten the frustration of Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock who is yet to make a signing during the January transfer window.
The 70-year-old missed out on Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne, who opted to join AFC Bournemouth despite Cardiff believing they had agreed a deal for the player.
In addition, the club are yet to secure a deal for Nantes forward Emiliano Sala, which they have been working on for a number of weeks.
The deal for Tameze was to see Cardiff pay Nice £8m up front plus a further £2m in add-ons, but the two parties were presumably unable to agree on personal terms and the Frenchman will now remain in his home country for the time being.