Stoke target Saido Berahino looks set to see out the final 12 months of his contract with West Brom after jetting off on holiday.
The Potters have been chasing the striker all summer, but have so far failed to agree a fee with the Baggies, and with just two days of the transfer window left, a deal now looks unlikely.
There is still time to get a deal done, but the fact that Berahino has jetted off on a family holiday and is not due back until Friday, would suggest he is staying put.
Berahino could still return to finalise a deal, but reports are suggesting he will run down his contract at the Hawthorns and weigh up his options this time next year.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes also looks to have given up on a deal after switching his attentions to Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony, who is available for £20million.
Hughes could try and take him on loan with a view to a permanent move, but there is also strong interest from Everton and West Ham United.