Hull City boss Phil Brown has abandoned his pursuit of Cardiff City striker Ross McCormack.
The Tigers have been tracking the 22-year-old Scotland international throughout the summer but Brown has now revealed he has called off his interest.
"I'm not convinced they want to do business and, in that case, I'm not interested," he revealed.
McCormack, who scored 23 goals in the Championship last season, only signed a new long-term contract with Cardiff earlier in the summer.
However, Cardiff boss Dave Jones insists the main stumbling block in any deal is Hull's insistence in paying in instalments for the player.
He explained:"We have a valuation and we are not in the game of pleasing other football clubs.
"The offer they made for Ross was ludicrous, we'd probably get the full amount in five years time!
"They want to do the deal with add-ons such as if they stay in the division and how many games he plays etc. So we're a million miles apart at the moment.
"What we've told them, unless they match our valuation they can go and look somewhere else."