Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce has given up on his pursuit of Bolton forward Kevin Davies.
Allardyce has admitted Blackburn made an enquiry to sign the 32-year-old striker as they seek reinforcements following the departures of Roque Santa Cruz and Matt Derbyshire last week.
Davies has previously had an unsuccessful spell at Blackburn, scoring just twice in the 1998/99 season after costing £7.5million from Southampton.
However, Allardyce, who signed Davies during his time in charge of Bolton, is a big fan of the powerful hit-man and was keen to be reunited with him only to be told he was not for sale.
Allardyce will now look elsewhere for a new striker after admitting Rovers chairman John Williams contacted Bolton about Davies, but without success.
"John told me on Thursday that Kevin Davies is not available," said Allardyce. "As far as I'm concerned that is it."