French Ligue 1 side Nantes tried to sign Ghana striker David Accam from MLS side Chicago Fire.
According to 20 Minutes, the Canaries were put off by his high price tag which they could not afford in a transfer deadline day deal.
Accam is one of the Designated Players in the books of Chicago Fire and will not be sold cheaply.
The 25-year-old was named Player of Season in his first year at the MLS side last term.
He was Fire’s top scorer with 10 goals in 24 league matches.