According to the Daily Mail's live transfer feed at 14:12 on 1 February, Brentford have launched a £500,000 bid for Nottingham Forest Jamie Paterson, but a transfer is impossible.
Even if Forest were to accept the bid, the deal could not go through - as Paterson is currently on loan at Huddersfield Town.
Forest have no recall clause in Paterson’s loan deal with the Terriers, which adds complications to any deal.
Brentford did not realise that Forest could not recall Paterson when they made a bid, but have now realised that they will have to turn their attentions elsewhere.
The Bees could, however, return for the 24-year-old in the summer, as Dean Smith is a known admirer having worked with the winger at Walsall earlier in their respective careers.
Paterson has scored five goals in 21 appearances for Huddersfield this season, and it is unknown whether Dougie Freedman has seen enough to suggest he could feature at the City Ground next term.
Forest, meanwhile, are unlikely to complete any incoming transfers today - with the Daily Mail suggesting that they were expecting a quiet deadline day.