Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has admitted he is unlikely to be successful in his attempts to re-sign Seamus Coleman from Everton.
The 21-year-old arrived at Bloomfield Road at the end of last season to play a major part in the Seasiders' promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs.
Holloway has so far struggled to make additions to the squad that exceeded all expectations last campaign, in fact becoming arguably weaker after losing many of the players who were on loan at the time.
Coleman is highly regarded at Everton after making an excellent debut against Tottenham last November, but was given the opportunity to go out on loan by manager David Moyes to gain more first-team football.
The Irishman has been a regular in the Toffees' pre-season fixtures, however, and Holloway confessed that he felt it was unlikely he could persuade Moyes to part with the full-back again on a temporary basis.
"He is playing so well that David Moyes won't want to let him go," Holloway told the Blackpool Gazette.
"I've asked him, I've left messages, I've spoken to Moyesy's brother (agent Kenny), so I'm trying all I can.
"However, I think the honest answer is probably no. But I've got other targets I'm waiting on as well."