Chesterfield striker Jamie Ward's proposed transfer to Barnsley has fallen through.
Despite a £400,000 fee being agreed between the two clubs this week, Barnsley's official website confirmed that the club have failed to agree a deal with the player.
In a short statement, it was confirmed that the Tykes had been talking to Ward's representatives and failed to agree personal terms.
The Tykes confirmed that the club would now explore other options and attempt to bring other transfer targets to Oakwell.
Ward had failed to agree an improved deal with the Spireites during contract negotiations last month, but the frontman, who has hit 16 goals this term, could be set to stay at Saltergate.
Meanwhile, Sunderland have recalled on-loan goalkeeper Trevor Carson after he made 20 appearances for Chesterfield.
Spireites manager Lee Richardson said: "We are disappointed that Trevor has had to return to his parent club, but we appreciate his time with us and wish him all the best for the future."