Scottish giants Celtic have failed in a optimistic bid to sign David Trezeguet, as the former France striker joined United Arab Emirates side Baniyas.
The 33-year-old has agreed a contract, which will earn him an annual salary of £1.4million after passing a medical in Abu Dhabi.
Trezeguet recently left Spanish side Hercules, after they were relegated to the second division in Spain and they decided not to re-new the forwards contract.
Following his availability, Celtic entered talks for him this week. They have also cooled their interest in Maritmo striker Baba Diawara with the Portuguese club reporting visa issues.
However they have since signed Sierra Leone striker Mohamed Bangura for an undisclosed fee from AIK Stockholm, and will not be following up their interest in their previous targets this transfer window.
Trezeguet announced his retirement from international football in 2008 following his successive career with France, including their victory in the World Cup in 1998.
The striker stated the reason he did not move to Celtic was because he did not want to live in Scotland.