Brendan Rodgers has conceded Swansea City are unlikely to sign long-term target, Northern Ireland international goalkeeper Lee Camp.
Nottingham Forest have rejected numerous bids for Camp as the Premier League newcomers seek a replacement for the departed Dorus de Vries.
Rodgers has signed Jose Moreira but the Swans boss wants more keeper cover.
"It something that at this stage would probably look highly unlikely to happen," Rodgers told BBC Sport.
"We've submitted a number of bids and they have all been rejected."
Forest boss Steve McClaren had warned Swansea that Camp was "going nowhere" and the Welsh club's pursuit of the 26-year-old seems to have ended.
But German goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel is on trial at Swansea and the 32-year-old, who was regular for Austrian side FC Red Bull Salzburg last season, is set to play in their pre-season friendly fixtures this week.
The Swans host Scottish side Celtic on Wednesday and Spanish team Real Betis on Saturday and Rodgers seems likely to give Tremmel a chance.
"The idea was he trained with us for a few days on our tour to Austria and he showed up pretty well," said Rodgers.
"I've told Gerrard I want a further look at him and he will be involved in some games over the forthcoming week. Then we'll make a decision at the end of the week."