Gareth Bale, Willian, Cesc Fabregas and the most memorable transfer sagas

A look at the deals that went on and on...

The transfer window guarantees a few things - spurious stories, Jim White becoming over excited and at least one move that enters 'saga' territory.

This year, the protracted moves of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid and Willian to Liverpool/Tottenham/Chelsea stand out in a frantic summer of activity that has also included 'non-moves' for Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez.

Here, we take a look at some other transfer sagas that dominated the summer window.

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