Having been linked with just about every player in the Newcastle squad this summer ... he's bought no-one.
But he's back again, sniffing around looking for a bargain, and this time it's Habib Beye.
Brown has confirmed making a bid for Habib Beye and is waiting to hold further talks with Newcastle over a deal for the full-back.
But his offer of ten quid and box of Mars bars has been turned down.
Brown: "We've gone as far as a bid for Habib Beye, but it was received negatively.
"However, we're awaiting discussions at the Newcastle end with regards to the possibility of him moving.
"There is some mileage in it yet, but what we're dealing with at Newcastle is an unknown quantity.
"We don't know who is going to be the manager and what players that new man would want.
"We're in the dark a little bit at the minute."