Hull City manager Phil Brown has admitted his disappointment at missing out on Real Madrid striker Alvaro Negredo.
Tigers chairman Paul Duffen confirmed the Spanish marksman would not be joining the KC Stadium outfit prior to their clash with Spurs on Wednesday.
The club did not have long to digest the news that Negredo would be staying in Spain before Harry Redknapp's side ran out 5-1 winners in East Yorkshire.
Brown believes Hull did everything they could to tempt the 24-year-old to the club and is disappointed everyone's efforts have been in vain.
Reports in Spain suggest Negredo, who would have cost Hull £12million, is now poised to join Sevilla after also attracting strong interest from Real Zaragoza.
"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.