Leicester City manager Sven Goran Eriksson fears he has missed out on the loan signing of West Bromwich Albion striker Ishmael Miller.
Eriksson was hoping to agree a deal to bring Miller to the Walkers Stadium, but it now appears the forward will stay at West Brom.
The Foxes have subsequently been linked with Miller's team-mate Roman Bednar and Eriksson hopes to do some loan business before Thursday's deadline.
"I don't think they (Albion) are willing to loan him (Miller) out at all," said Eriksson, who has also been linked with Wigan goalkeeper Chris Kirkland, in the Leicester Mercury. "The latest I heard from them is that they want to keep him.
"We will see. We have a few days to go and the loan window shuts on Thursday, but I don't want to talk about certain players."
The Leicester chief also insisted that Matty Fryatt, who has been linked with Hull City and Reading, would not be leaving the club unless he brought in another striker.
Eriksson added: "There have been rumours about a striker (Fryatt) going out, but we can't give any strikers away if we don't bring any in, so at the moment it is no."