Brighton and Hove Albion attempted to sign forward Matheus Cunha in January but missed out to Hertha Berlin.
Cunha ended up joining Hertha Berlin from RB Leipzig last month in a £16m deal after finding himself out of favour under Julien Nagelsmann.
Reports earlier in the month had suggested there was interest from England, though, with Brighton and Hove Albion named as one of his suitors.
A move to the Premier League never materialised, but it seems the Seagulls made every attempt to try and get one done.
Kicker sat down for an interview with the player to discuss his career and the move to Hertha, asking him why he chose the Bundesliga club as his next destination.
He explains that he knew that he ‘could help the club’ while also confirming that there were ‘also offers from other clubs’.
Here, Kicker have an aside in their article, explaining that these other offers came from Real Betis, Sevilla and Brighton.
Now, the nature of the bid isn’t mentioned; just that there was one at some point and the player ultimately decided he didn’t fancy it.
He’s now trying to give his career a kickstart with his new club in Berlin for whom he registered an assist on his debut.
Brighton, meanwhile, will have to look elsewhere in the summer for the creative spark they need.