A big transfer always creates a massive buzz around a club’s fanbase for a few weeks - and maybe longer depending on how they turn out.
On the other hand, a failed transfer can often stick in fans’ memories years after the player has retired as they wonder what might have been.
In light of this admission from the Match of the Day host, we have dug through the archives in search of transfers that nearly happened but just fell short.
Here is the full list, with a fair few from left field.
Which transfer would you have liked to have happened most from our top 25?
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