Deadline day of the 2013 January transfer period was a typically frantic, if ultimately underwhelming conclusion to proceedings. Chock-full of hype and speculation, with ultimately little of anything big really happening.
Unless transfers happen, it is difficult to get a grip on how close certain deals came to closing. So the following list of the biggest misses of the transfer window is, to an extent, based on what various media outlets suggested was in the works among various Premier League clubs.
Still, there was undoubtedly reasoning behind the stories (like Tottenham Hotspur's need for a striker), even if they were not always wholly factual.