North Queensland Fury have ended their pursuit for the services of Scott Chipperfield.
Fury chairman Don Matheson confirmed the club would not wait any longer for a decision and have ended negotiations with the FC Basel star.
"We had some very positive negotiation with Scott and as a club we couldn't do any more to try and secure his signature,” Matheson said.
"That's no doubt slowed things down a bit in terms of Scott being able to make a decision about his playing future.
"Time has run out and North Queensland Fury FC has decided to end our negotiations with Scott."