Dimitar Berbatov priced himself out of a move back to the Premier League this summer, as he signs for Greek side PAOK, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Bulgarian had been in talks with Tim Sherwood’s side, with the club expecting him to link up with the squad following the expiration of his contract with Ligue 1 outfit Monaco.
However, the former Tottenham and Manchester United forward’s wage demands apparently proved too high for Villa.
The 34-year old is said to have arrived at the club’s training ground for talks on Tuesday, but a move was eventually scrapped after negotiations broke down.
He had been plying his trade in France for 18 months after leaving Fulham in 2014 following their relegation into the Championship.
His status as a free agent meant no deal had to be in place before the 6pm deadline, but it is now Greek side PAOK who have secured his services on a one year contract.