Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard's chances of joining FC Midtjylland are now over, despite transfer talks being held between the two clubs earlier this week.
Lindegaard was sounded out over a return to his native Denmark, but was reluctant to step down from the Premier League and Midtylland also came nowhere near agreeing a fee with United for the promising stopper.
Danish newspaper BT believes that United asked Midtylland to wait until the end of the transfer window while Lindegaard weighs up his options, but chose to sign Swedish keeper Johan Dahlin instead.
Swap deal for Krul makes sense?
The Scandinavian publication believe the Lindegaard could end up at Newcastle United in 2015, quite possibly in a swap deal for Netherlands stopper Tim Krul.
Krul is a firm favourite of Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal, but the double move could surely only materialise if current United number one David de Gea made a much-rumoured move to Real Madrid.
Three's a crowd at Old Trafford
Van Gaal has certainly made things very interesting in terms of the number one spot by signing former Barcelona hero Victor Valdes on an 18-month contract.
Long-term you have to believe Valdes won't be happy sat on the bench as De Gea's understudy, fuelling speculation that if Madrid are serious about signing the 24-year-old United will reluctantly be forced to let their top young star return to the Spanish capital.
Even if Valdes is eventually promoted Lindegaard's time at the Theatre of Dreams effectively looks over, which means United will most likely be on the lookout for another goalkeeper this summer.
Krul would certainly represent a viable option for Van Gaal, but it remains to be seen if interest in the giant Dutchman and Lindegaard's quest for regular first-team football can be combined into one stunning swap deal.
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