HITC Sport understands that a contract over has been rescinded as the former West Ham United midfielder took too long over a decision.
Leyton Orient have pulled out of a possible deal for experienced midfielder Kevin Nolan, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.
Having agreed to the mutual termination of his contract in August, the former Bolton Wanderers and Newcastle United man is on the look-out for a new employer.
Swapping the Premier League for the fourth tier would have come as a surprise to many, but Nolan was prepared to keep his options open.
He has, however, taken too long with that decision process and Orient are now turning their attention elsewhere.
It is understood that a two-year contract was put on the table, but that offer has been rescinded.
Nolan must now look to land terms elsewhere, with WalesOnline reporting that Championship outfit Cardiff City may attempt to pip division rivals Bolton to his signature.