Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti says he would like to sign Carlos Tevez, but the Argentine's wage demands remain a stumbling block.
The 27-year-old striker is still at Manchester City after interest from AC Milan, Inter Milan and French club PSG failed to materialise into a transfer.
"We spoke with his agent - we wanted to have him - but we couldn't reach an agreement," Ancelotti told BBC Sport.
"I don't think he'll change his idea about how much he wants to earn."
City boss Roberto Mancini has named Tevez in his 25-man squad for the remainder of the season and admitted he could pick him again, despite previously asserting that the Argentina international was "finished" at the Manchester club.
It means no deal can be reached until the end of the season - when Ancelotti will weigh up another move for the forward.
"Now we wait and in the summer transfer window we will have more possibilities," added the 52-year old PSG coach.
The rift between Mancini and Tevez began when the Argentine was fined two weeks' wages after City's Italian manager alleged the striker refused to come on as a substitute against Bayern Munich in a Champions League tie in September.
The player claimed there had been a misunderstanding.
Tevez left for South America and was fined six weeks' wages following a club charge of gross misconduct, while it is understood that he has not been paid his salary, estimated at £200,000 a week, since the end of November.
He is still in Argentina and recently attended the farewell match of former Boca Juniors striker Martin Palermo at La Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires.