Sam Allardyce's appointment at Sunderland could be bad news for Sheffield Wednesday in their pursuit of Danny Graham.
HITC Sport ran reports that Wednesday had agreed a deal with Sunderland for the striker, and it was purely down to the player on whether he wanted the move.
Dick Advocaat had clearly deemed the 30-year-old to be surplus to requirements, and it appeared that he had little future at the Stadium of Light.
However, soon after Sunderland and Wednesday reportedly agreed a deal, Advocaat left his post and no transfer has since been sanctioned.
With Allardyce having inherited the reins on Wearside, the switch has been plunged into doubt, especially as the 60-year-old boss has promised to give everyone in his squad a chance to impress.
As a result, Wednesday may have to give up on their pursuit of the former Swansea City man, and they may find it more productive to look elsewhere for a potential striking recruit.