Coventry boss Chris Coleman has confirmed he is interested in signing Sunderland's David Healy.
Both Healy and Daryl Murphy are set to be allowed to leave the Stadium of Light on loan.
Healy has been linked with a move to the Ricoh Arena and Sky Blues chief Coleman admits he has an interest in the Northern Irish star.
"I had a conversation with Sunderland about David, but I can't say we were even near to doing a deal," insisted Coleman.
"We had a conversation about a possible loan but that's as far as it went.
"We obviously know all about the player, but the one deal that suited us apparently didn't suit the player, so, as far as I am concerned, unless it is resurrected, at the minute it is dead in the water.
"But, knowing football, stranger things have happened."
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce expects both Murphy and Healy to leave in the near future.
"There's been some interest in those two players from Championship sides, so we will have to see what happens," he told the Sunderland Echo.
"But they are the ones most likely to be leaving.
"There's no doubt that they need to be playing games and it's very difficult for them to get that at Sunderland right now."