Bristol City defender Liam Fontaine's proposed move to Championship rivals Southampton has fallen through.
Fontaine had been on the verge of moving to St Mary's but the centre-half will now not be joining the Saints.
The 25-year-old who started his career as a trainee at Fulham has previously had issues with a troublesome ankle, which has been operated on twice.
A Bristol City club spokesman said: "Liam remains a City player and is very much a part of our squad."
Fontaine first joined the club on loan from Fulham in January 2006 and earned a permanent deal six months later.
He has since made 204 appearances and still has a year left to run on his current contract.
Fontaine has only made one appearance for City so far this season because of his ankle injury.