Reported Derby County goalkeeper target Asmir Begovic has yet to appear for new club AC Milan since joining the Italian giants in the January transfer window.
The Bournemouth goalkeeper was always expected to leave the Cherries in January.
According to The Sun, Derby were among the clubs monitoring his situation.
Begovic spent the early parts of the campaign on loan at Azerbaijani club Qarabag. His deal there, however, expired at the end of December.
Bournemouth, who have Aaron Ramsdale, Artur Boruc and Mark Travers for options, had little reason to keep Begovic who cost the Cherries £10 million in 2017.
Derby were seemingly on the lookout for extra goalkeeper options in January.
Kelle Roos, who started the campaign as number one, was dropped back in November following a poor run of form and replaced by Ben Hamer.
Hamer joined Derby on loan from Huddersfield Town last summer. He has established himself as the number one but is uncomfortable playing out from the back.
The Rams may have seen Begovic as a possible solution considering his situation.
The Bosnia international, however, ended up joining Serie A club Milan in January. On the face of it, it looks like an excellent move. But he has struggled with game-time.
Begovic has yet to appear for the Rossoneri since moving to the San Siro.
The 32-year-old is in danger of heading to the 2020 European Championships with Bosnia having barely played for the best part of nine months.