One that got away

The transfers that never happened across the Premier League, Championship and more.


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Hearts had a nightmare on "quality" gem who could've cost £0

Hearts may have enjoyed a better season had they signed a player who is shining in Scotland

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Chelsea could have signed a bigger talent than Hazard for just £20m

Frank Lampard told Chelsea to sign this "generational" talent and they ignored him.

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Chelsea could have signed £130m star who ranked above Kane in the Ballon d'Or

The goals have dried up for Chelsea in recent years.

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Sunderland wanted "special" star on loan in 2014, but signed Will Buckley instead

The Black Cats wanted to sign the goal-scoring machine when Gus Poyet was manager.

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Leeds came close to signing £77m star who beat Ruben Dias in Ballon d’Or race

The Whites made a bid to sign the talented young defender earlier in his career.

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Leeds missed out on £17m ace who just finished above Bellingham in Ballon d'Or

The Whites had talks over a possible deal to sign the magician under Marcelo Bielsa.

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Chelsea: Blues rejected "incredible" star as a 13y/o, now he's worth £130m

Chelsea blundered badly when they rejected the chance to sign this world-beating star.

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Arsenal: Wenger snubbed £86m-rated gem who's “every bit as good as Bellingham”

Hindsight can be a horrible thing... Look away Arsenal fans...

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West Ham: Moyes almost signed "unstoppable" £70m striker who is better than Antonio

West Ham tried to sign this 'unstoppable' striker in 2020.

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West Ham: Moyes nearly signed "unstoppable" striker but ended up with Scamacca

The Hammers were close to signing one of the hottest strikers in Europe in January 2022.

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Arsenal: Wenger failed to sign a "legend" who became better than Bergkamp

The Gunners made a horrendous error as they failed to sign a "legend" who surpassed Dennis Bergkamp.

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Leeds: Orta should have signed £29m wizard who's better than Rutter

The Whites were interested in signing the England U21 international in the past.

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Better than Antony: Man Utd once had £130m star on trial at age of 16

The Red Devils let this youngster slip through their grasp, developing into a top talent now for a Premier League rival.

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Sheffield Wednesday: When the Owls nearly signed a star who now has 136 PL goals

Sheffield Wednesday almost signed one of the Premier League's greatest-ever strikers in 2015.

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Wolves: Nuno missed out on £16m signing who's now outperforming Ait-Nouri

Wolverhampton Wanderers would have seen their output improve significantly with the signing of this technically gifted star.

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Spurs: Lilywhites failed to sign £24m "one of the best" who was as prolific as Kane

The Lilywhites got it all wrong when they failed to sign "one of the best".

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Everton: Big Sam nearly replaced Lukaku with amazing star who scored 69 PL goals

Everton's blunt edge in front of goal would have been sharpened by the signing of this goal machine.

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Sunderland: Mackems could have signed one of the best ever PL players for just £6m

Virgil van Dijk isn't the only Champions League winner that Sunderland have missed out on since 2010.

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Man Utd: Fergie missed chance to sign £24m "animal" who became a Chelsea "legend"

Sir Alex Ferguson rarely made transfer mistakes, but missing out on this striker in 2004 was one of them...

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Leeds: Bielsa wanted £6m "machine" in 2019, now he's worth £129m & better than Raphinha

The Elland Road outfit missed on a devastating talent who is now ripping it up in the Premier League.

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