Aberdeen have confirmed they are no longer interested in Southend striker Richie Foran.
Foran has been placed on the transfer list by Southend boss Steve Tilson after failing to establish himself at Roots Hall.
He had a spell on loan at Darlington last season and Aberdeen had been considering a move for him this summer.
The Scottish Premier League side have now decided not to pursue the 27-year-old further, although their reasons have nothing to do with money.
Director of football Willie Miller told the club's official website: "I can assure our fans that there were other factors behind the decision to drop our interest and nothing whatsoever to do with finance.
"Furthermore, the player was just one of a number of potential targets that we are assessing at present and we will continue to closely monitor the situation with the aim being to secure as strong a squad as we possibly can within our budget constraints.
"We've already brought in Gary McDonald. Bertrand Busso and young Sam Stewart as well as re-signing Lee Miller ad Stuart Duff, and undoubtedly there will be further news in the weeks ahead.
"There have been a substantial number of players mentioned in the media who we're supposed to be interested in, many of them very wide of the mark."