One that got away

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


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Leeds: Cody Gakpo would have been brilliant

The Netherlands international could have been a big hit at Elland Road.

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Everton: Moshiri fumbled Sean Longstaff swoop

The Toffees had an opportunity to sign Newcastle United star Sean Longstaff in January 2022.

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Arsenal: Moises Caicedo could have prevented Partey collapse

Had the Gunners signed the Ecuadorian in January, they might still be in the driving seat for the title.

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Everton: Toffees could pay the price for Ings fumble

The West Ham United striker would have been the ideal signing for Everton in January.

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Arsenal: Arteta must rue not signing Ibrahima Konate

The Liverpool centre-back would've been a much-needed presence at Arsenal in the last few weeks...

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Chelsea: Boehly missed a trick on Rafael Leao in January

The current AC Milan player would have been a better signing than Mudryk.

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Rangers: Van Bronckhorst had a mare on Doekhi

Missing out on the Dutch defender last year was a grave mistake by the former Rangers boss.

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Rangers: Wilson failed with Oscar Gloukh move

Ross Wilson failed to secure a deal for the Israeli midfielder and it could come back to haunt him.

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Rangers: The Ibrox side had a nightmare on Lewis Ferguson

Rangers could have signed Lewis Ferguson before he joined Bologna in 2022.

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Southampton: Cody Gakpo could have saved Hasenhuttl's skin

Southampton were interested in Cody Gakpo last year, and the dynamic forward would have saved beloved boss Ralph Hasenhuttl from getting sacked...

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Chelsea: Blues blundered badly on Alisson

Chelsea completed a world-record goalkeeper transfer in 2018, but they seem to have splashed out on the wrong shot-stopper...

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Newcastle could have signed their own Thierry Henry for £8m

Newcastle United's former owner Mike Ashley seemingly fumbled a deal for former loanee, Loic Remy

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Tottenham: Levy nearly signed £70m-rated defender in 2015

Tottenham Hotspur must rue their failure to sign Dayot Upamecano in 2015 as he has emerged as one of Europe's best young central defenders.

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Wolves missed out on Alex Scott

Wolves were heavily linked with signing Bristol City midfielder Alex Scott in January and it seems as if the Old Gold missed a trick in not bringing him to Molineux after he starred against Manchester City in the FA Cup this week.

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Celtic: Parkhead outfit missed out on "phenomenal" Evan Ferguson

Scottish champions Celtic seemingly once had the chance to sign Brighton and Hove Albion starlet Evan Ferguson

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Man Utd missed out on Brighton's Evan Ferguson

Manchester United reportedly missed out on signing Brighton sensation Evan Ferguson

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Arsenal: Edu missed a trick on Raphinha last month

Arsenal were interested in a deal to sign Raphinha from FC Barcelona last month, and missed a trick on the gem...

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Man United had a howler on Stefan Bajcetic

Manchester United had a howler over teen sensation Stefan Bajcetic back in 2020.

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Arsenal: Edu had rare transfer howler on Konstantinos Mavropanos

Arsenal sold Konstantinos Mavropanos to VFB Stuttgart in the summer, but the defender is thriving and the Gunners must rue failing to unlock his potential...

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Spurs: Fabio Paratici blundered over Paulo Fonseca

Tottenham Hotspur sporting director Fabio Paratici blundered in ending the club's pursuit of Paulo Fonseca, who is now thriving at Ligue 1 side Lille.