Carlisle United manager Graham Kavanagh has confirmed the striker who was offered a contract has rejected the move to Brunton Park.
Kavanagh has strengthened the Cumbrians' squad with nine arrivals but has targeted the signing of a centre forward to bolster the forward options.
United had hoped to complete the deal by the weekend.
"The player who has said no is the one I spoke about on Tuesday night," Kavanagh told the club website.
"We offered what I thought was a good deal and we gave him a deadline of yesterday. Obviously I've been given a final answer today.
"He felt the distance was too far to travel and, if I'm being honest, I was getting that sort of vibe.
"We were only communicating through his agent and he wasn't getting back to us."