Hull City manager Phil Brown has admitted his disappointment at failing to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Negredo.
The club’s chairman confirmed that Negredo would not be joining prior to their clash with Spurs on Wednesday.
Reports in Spain suggest Negredo, who would have cost Hull £12million, is now poised to join Sevilla.
“The lad has decided to stay in Spain,” stated Brown.
“We did everything we possibly could and I take my hat off to the chairman for the things he did in getting a world-class player to even talk to us.
“But that’s dead now, it’s on the wave behind and we’ll try to get the next one.
“I’m very disappointed. There was a lot of effort and energy, not just from myself – for the last six weeks we were working hard at it.”
Meanwhile, Brown has confirmed France-born Bosnian right-back Sanel Jahic is joining the club on trial.
“He is going to join us for a couple of days training and we’ll have a look at him,” he added on the Aris Thessaloniki defender.