Charlton Athletic saw a loan deal for John Bostock collapse before last night’s transfer deadline – with Toulouse FC failing to process a temporary switch to The Valley.
The former Crystal Palace youngster, 28, is on loan at Nottingham Forest.
But the Addicks were keen to add Bostock to their ranks after losing Conor Gallagher and Beram Kayal from their midfield options.
Bostock underwent a medical on Thursday night and was all ready to cut short his stay at the City Ground.
But Toulouse – who already knew that the midfielder’s salary was being picked up by Forest for the season – then produced radio silence.
Not only was it frustration for Charlton but also for Camberwell-born Bostock, who has featured just three times in the Championship for Forest.
Sportsmail understands Bostock’s agent, Rob Segal of YMU Group, is furious with the French club for the fact the move appears to have fallen through, barring a late U-turn. Charlton were keen to bring him back to south London as they look to preserve their place in the Championship following promotion last season.
It left Charlton to move in different directions and instead to added Manchester City’s Matt Smith and Birmingham’s David Davis before the 11pm deadline yesterday.