Millwall have ended their pursuit of departing Brentford midfielder Alan McCormack, GetWestLondon understands.
The Lions have been regularly linked with the Irish midfielder since the January transfer window.
But it is understood that the south Londoners moved on to other options, before their promotion to the Championship at Wembley.
McCormack bade an emotional farewell to Griffin Park at the end of the season, being given his personal lap of honour and he is keen to remain playing for now, before turning his hand to coaching.
He even pulled 'an Akinfenwa' (the former AFC Wimbledon player who asked clubs to WhatsApp him live on TV after scoring the winner in the play-off final knowing he was about to be released).
He said: “I don't know what the future holds. I'm unemployed now, so if anyone's out there listening, give me a ring – I'll do an Akinfenwa job!
“But seriously, there's always interest out there when players get released, and my agent is out there doing well. We've got a few things in the pipeline. I also get my A License in a couple of weeks, so that will help with getting good coaching roles too.
“I still feel good but just keep picking up stupid little niggling injuries, I just need to work in the summer on building up my strength again.
“Working up fitness is really hard when you're training with lads who are match fit. I'm keeping up with them, but sometimes I need to rest the body longer than the other boys.
“I kind of knew (he was getting released) because of the injuries this year and I kept getting setbacks, perhaps from coming back too early.
“There's numerous things why I kept breaking down, but the club need players in the squad who can be called upon every week, so it's been disappointing I've not been able to help the boys out every week.