In football, like life, the victors write the history. Sometimes, though, there's more to the story.
That's especially true in the world football transfer market, where players and clubs perpetually engage in a never-ending dance of rumors, speculation, innuendo and almost-deals.
Today we're talking big transfers that almost happened but didn't. For one reason or something other, these deals just weren't quite completed.
Here are 10 of the biggest. Have another? Leave it in the comments.