Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez offered to throw on-loan West Ham goalkeeper Joe Hart a lifeline ahead of the World Cup in four months time - but David Moyes rejected it.
According to our friends at Mirror Football, Benitez made a late deadline day move for Hart, who has found himself relegated to the bench for the Premier League games since November.
Ironically, it was Hart's inability to play against his current employers Manchester City per his loan agreement for the season that saw Adrian get his chance in goal and Moyes has stuck with the Spaniard since.
Newcastle were ready to offer West Ham one of their reserve keepers in exchange for the loan deal, which Manchester City wouldn't have had a problem with as they don't want Hart to return to the Etihad.
But, Moyes said no as he still believes - and has maintained throughout since he joined the club - that Hart could still get a chance in the Premier League despite being firmly the number two keeper at the London Stadium at the moment.
Benitez instead signed Martin Dubravka on loan from Sparta Prague with the Slovakian proving a great investment as he starred in the Toon's 1-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday.
With Adrian retaining his place, Hart was the Hammers cup keeper but they are no longer in any cup competitions having been knocked out of the FA Cup by Wigan Athletic last month.
The 30-year-old needs regular first-team football in order to make Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad this summer but he is falling behind the pecking order to the likes of Jordan Pickford, Fraser Forster and surprise contender, Burnley's Nick Pope.