Hull City goalkeeper George Long has suffered a wretched run of form since being linked with a move to Derby County in the January transfer window.
The 26-year-old emerged as a potential target for the Rams in early January.
The Mirror claimed Derby were on the lookout for a new shot-stopper. Bournemouth’s Asmir Begovic was named as a target, as was Hull’s George Long.
Ultimately, a deal for the Hull man never materialised.
Derby kept faith with on-loan Ben Hamer who joined from Huddersfield Town last summer. Kelle Roos, 27, is also another option for manager Phillip Cocu.
The Rams will need to strengthen their goalkeeping options this summer.
But after observing Long’s form over the past six weeks, he may no longer be a target.
Hull have endured a nightmare run of form since early January. The club have gone ten games without a Championship win, picking up just two points.
The Tigers went from an outside playoff chance to relegation danger with just ten games remaining. Grant McCann’s side are four points ahead of 22nd.
Long, meanwhile, has conceded 22 goals in his last eight outings. At the KCOM Stadium, he has conceded a whopping 14 in his last four games.
Hull’s misery was compounded with a resounding 4-0 home defeat to Leeds United during Saturday’s early kick off. In truth, it could have been six or seven.
Hull may have lost the attacking threats of Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki in January. But that doesn’t explain the sudden dire form at the back. They’re in trouble.