Burnley has seen their attempts to rescue Victor Moses from Spartak Moscow blocked by the Premier League.
Moses, Burnley, and Spartak Moscow were all open to the Premier League winner returning to play in England until the end of the season given the difficult predicament the 31-year-old finds himself with the Russian club.
But the Premier League club has been informed that they cannot sign Moses on a short-term deal.
The Premier League has ruled it will not accept any requests for new transfers due to concerns over the sporting integrity of the competition.
Italy’s Serie A and Germany’s Bundesliga have also prevented transfers for similar reasons, though Spain’s La Liga is allowing clubs to sign the players from the two leagues.