Paris Saint Germain ended months of speculation on Tuesday when they announced David Beckham will not move to the French capital club.
The big-spending Ligue 1 outfit said both sides were not far from reaching an agreement but it is believed family issues were the main reason why the deal fell through.
The 36-year-old’s contract with the LA Galaxy ran out at the end of the last year but having helped his club to the MLS title in November, it is expected he will sign a new one year rolling contract with the American club.
The breakdown of the deal is only a minor blow to the French club who highlighted their ambition last week when they appointed former Chelsea and AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti as their new coach.
Qatari-owned PSG spent 85 million euros in the summer including 42 million for 22-year-old Argentina international Javier Pastore.
PSG are currently in Dubai readying themselves for a friendly against AC Milan – who boast Brazilian duo Kaka and Pato – two players high on Ancelotti’s transfer wish list.
PSG miss out on 'Golden Balls' Beckham