Wolverhampton Wanderers have now turned their attention to Bournemouth defender Steve Cook as hopes of signing Sheffield United’s Harry Maguire appear to have faded, the Express & Star writes.
The Midlands newspaper understands Wolves are prepared to offer £2 million to Bournemouth for the 23-year-old.
Cook still has two years left on his contract at the Goldsands Stadium and the Cherriers are in no rush to sell following the £3m sale of Lewis Grabban to Norwich City.
It appears as though the chase for Maguire is over for now as Premier League Hull City have stepped up their interested in the 21-year-old Blades defender with an offer of around £1.5m.
It is believed the West Midlands side matched that figure but Sheffield United are digging in their heels.
Hull are understood to have offered add-ons to their bid relating to appearances.
Cook has been attracting interest this summer from Brighton, Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Fulham.
The Hastings-born defender joined the Cherries from Brighton in January 2012 for £170,000 after a successful loan spell at the club.
Wolves boss Kenny Jackett is keen to add competition to his defence.
Including the loan spell, Cook has made 105 appearances for Bournemouth, scoring four goals.