Gareth Ellis will be staying with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for 2005 - according to Wildcats' boss Shane McNally.
McNally revealed on Boxing Day that negotiations with Bradford Bulls - believed to be Ellis' likely suitors - had collapsed, and that Ellis would now stay with Wakefield for the remaining year of his contract.
"Negotiations with Bradford have broken down well and truly," said McNally.
"Gareth is back training with us on Friday and coming to Portugal on Saturday. He is definitely with us for 2005."