Bolton manager Sam Allardyce has failed in a last-gasp deadline day move for Tottenham striker Sergei Rebrov, although the Reebok Stadium boss did sign Burnley winger Glen Little on a month's loan.
Little has spent seven years at Burnley
Rebrov is currently on loan at Fenerbahce after his £11m move from Dynamo Kiev to Spurs
failed to live up to expectations.
He had agreed personal terms with Bolton but the club were left frustrated after the Home Office denied the 29-year-old the necessary paperwork before Monday's transfer deadline.
Allardyce said: "I'm really disappointed to miss out on Sergei.
"Unfortunately we've been thwarted on his work permit application.
"This would have been fantastic signing for the club but it's not meant to be and we've got to move on."
Howver, Little will be joining the Trotters and Gareth Farrelly and Delroy Facey have moved in the opposite direction as part of the deal.
Little will get his first taste of Premiership action at the Reebok Stadium after seven years with Burnley, though he also spent a month on loan at Reading last season.
Farrelly and Facey have both found it hard to break into Sam Allardyce's first-team and will each spend a month at Turf Moor.
Burnley are thought to have been keen to get Little off their wage bill as they are in financial trouble, highlighted by the recent departure of key striker Gareth Taylor to Nottingham Forest.