Sol Campbell has revealed that a January move to Newcastle United now seems unlikely.
The veteran former England international has been strongly linked with a move to the Championship leaders following his decision to leave Notts County in September.
But despite edging closer to joining a new club after settling his contractual dispute with the League Two outfit, Campbell has cast doubt over a potential move to the Magpies.
Fellow Championship high-fliers West Bromwich Albion have also been linked with a move for the 35-year-old former Arsenal, Tottenham and Portsmouth defender.
"The paperwork is now with Notts County, an agreement has been reached, but as yet they haven't signed the documents and sent them off to the Football League. I am waiting for that to happen," said Campbell.
"My guess is that it will somehow coincide with the opening of the transfer window and I will be free to play in about three weeks' time.
"Where I am going to play? Well, that is interesting. I have a few clubs tabling offers at the moment, but one of them doesn't seem to be Newcastle now."