Leeds United missed out on Vegard Forren earlier this season, just as Aston Villa did, so perhaps the Whites should revive their interest and challenge Villa again.
Vegard Forren failed to play a single minute for Southampton or Brighton and Hove Albion, but will it be third time lucky at Aston Villa?
Aston Villa are said to have wanted the Norway defender before his move to Brighton & Hove Albion in March.
Brighton and Hove Albion's emergency fix has proved anything but - and he would hardly have solved Nottingham Forest's injury crisis.
The Norwegian has signed for Brighton and Hove Albion almost a decade after Dennis Wise scouted him at Newcastle United.
Leeds United arguably had the ideal opportunity to sure up their defensive options ahead of the Championship play-off race run in.
The Celtic manager wanted Brighton's newbie on loan at Liverpool in 2015.
The Norwegian has signed for Brighton and Hove Albion - with Aston Villa possibly having to settle for the 32-year-old.
The free agent looks set for a move to Brighton and Hove Albion, with Nottingham Forest seemingly not even in the race.
Brighton and Hove Albion are reportedly set to win the race for free agent defender Vegard Forren.