Peterborough manager Barry Fry has been frustrated in his attempt to bring Manchester City defender Stephen Jordan to the club on loan.
Posh's Sagi Burton is out injured for the next two months with a dislocated shoulder and Fry wants cover.
"I spoke to Kevin Keegan on Wednesday and he agreed to let me have Stephen on loan," said Fry.
"But the lad wanted to stay at City. Stephen believes he is close to breaking into the first team."