Usain Bolt has turned down Valletta FC's two-year offer after deciding against a move to Malta.
Bolt remains in Australia, still on trial for the Central Coast Mariners in the A-League but received an offer earlier in the week to play for Valletta FC and spearhead their Champions League aspirations.
But Bolt's agent has confirmed he opted against taking up their offer.
"There is a lot of interest in Usain playing football," Ricky Simms told ESPN. "We regularly receive similar approaches. I can confirm Usain does not wish to pursue this opportunity in Malta."
Valletta FC CEO and managing director Ghasston Slimen told ESPN: "We wish Usain Bolt all the best with his football career. The Valletta FC offer is always on the table."