Eight-time Olympic sprinting champion Usain Bolt has turned down a two-year contract offer from Maltese club Valletta.
The 32-year-old Jamaican remains on trial with A-League club Central Coast Mariners in Australia and scored twice in a friendly win last week.
Australia's domestic A-League season starts this weekend, with the Mariners away to Brisbane Roar on Sunday, but no contract, Bolt is not eligible for selection.
Ricky Simms, Bolt's agent, told ESPN: "There is a lot of interest in Usain playing football.
"We regularly receive similar approaches. I can confirm Usain does not wish to pursue this opportunity in Malta."
Valletta FC chief executive 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."