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Failed Transfers XI

Failed Transfers XI

By Keegan Kruger - Sep 05, 2017 06:50 PM @KeeganKruger

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Arsenal's Alex Sanchez were close to sealing move elsewhere in the latest transfer window, but those transfers broke down. Here is a starting XI of stars who ended up staying at their current clubs despite wanting exits.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see which stars made the Daily Mirror's Failed Transfer XI!

All the players mentioned in the starting line-up apparently did their best to leave their clubs in the latest window, but ended up staying because of one reason or another.

In goals, the English publication picked AC Milan shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma. The 18-year-old threatened not to sign a new deal with the Rossoneri at the beginning of the window. After a few unpleasant exchanges with the club's fans, though, the Italian changed his mind and penned a new deal.

In defence, the Daily Mirror picked four Premier League defenders, the most high-profile being Southampton star Virgil van Dijk. The Dutchman handed in a transfer request, but the club stood firm and refused to sell the star. The other three defenders who reportedly wanted to leave their clubs and ended up staying were Hector Bellerin, Danny Rose and Jonny Evans.

FC Barcelona star Andre Gomes and Everton's Ross Barkley join Coutinho in the Daily Mirror's midfield. Reports claimed that the Brazilian wanted to join the Blaugrana this season, despite the Merseyside club saying he is not for sale. The transfer dragged on for weeks, but in the end, Liverpool kept their man.

Reports: Two Stars Demanded To Leave Arsenal

Up front, Diego Costa is partnered alongside Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, who was heavily linked with a switch to Manchester United before the Rojiblancos' transfer embargo was upheld.

What do you think of the Failed Transfer XI? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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matome910 Joined: 03 Aug 2011
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matome910 Sep 06, 2017 07:11 AM
It serves them well. Many clubs especially in EPL are not desperate for money. Players should not sign 5 year contracts if they are still thinking of leaving their current clubs. Contracts should be hornoured.
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TrueLegend Joined: 14 Jun 2015
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TrueLegend Sep 05, 2017 08:23 PM
Bad for players who wanted to go

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