The 10 biggest deals that DIDN'T happen: Arturo Vidal, Edinson Cavani and Sami Khedira stay put

A look at the biggest rumours that failed to come to light

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Sifting fact from fiction during the transfer window is difficult, but once it closes the lumpiest rumours tend to stick out.

This summer's transfer window has been among the most hectic and varied in memory - perhaps due to a World Cup both delaying business and bringing some lesser known players to light. Coupled with more money than ever at the disposal of clubs and Europe's top leagues becoming increasingly competitive - stories of reality and fiction have been in overdrive in equal measure.

Manchester United were linked with just about everyone - and signed many of them. Arsenal were expected to break the bank - and inevitably didn't. Indeed, few teams have had a quiet summer.

But which players were regularly filling the back pages but ultimately stayed put? We pick the top ten deals that failed to materialise...


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