The Midlands club are looking to strengthen this summer after a disappointing campaign in 2011-12, with new boss Paul Lambert already raiding the Eredivisie for midfielder Karim El Ahmadi this summer.
Vlaar has been in the Scottish manager’s cross-hairs and a switch to Villa Park looked likely for the Netherlands international after he flew to Birmingham last week to meet with the Premier League club.
However, with negotiations seemingly stalled, a deal to bring the experience centre half to England seems to have hit the rocks.
“Feyenoord is in my heart and I have been through a lot here,” Vlaar told RTV Rijnmond, translated to English by Sky Sports.
“I think the chance I will move to Aston Villa is not so big anymore. I don’t want to be kept on a leash, so a transfer is off for now,” he stated.
By Gareth McKnight