Nicolas Anelka will not be joining Atletico Mineiro after the Brasileiro club pulled out of a move for the striker.
The 35-year-old was released by West Brom in March for gross misconduct following the controversy surrounding his "quenelle" celebration after he scored against West Ham in December.
The former France international has since been on the lookout for a new club and seemed set to move to Brazil following talks between the club and his agent. However, despite his representatives signing a pre-contract with Mineiro on April 4, Anelka delayed meeting the Belo Horizonte side for further talks.
Galo director of football Eduardo Maluf explained: "They told us he was to come the following week and stay in Belo Horizonte, visiting our training grounds and looking for houses.
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