Beckham to Barcelona and 7 Big Transfers That Never Materialized

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Beckham to Barcelona and 7 Big Transfers That Never Materialized
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When Mick Jagger sang 'You Can't Always Get What You Want,' he probably wasn't referring to the plight of professional football clubs. 

Yet, in a summer when Arsenal missed out on Gonzalo Higuain, Chelsea failed to secure the services of Edinson Cavani and Real Madrid watched Neymar join their arch rivals, The Rolling Stones' famous refrain takes on a sporting poignancy.

Sometimes, transfer deals that seem to be edging on certainty fall through, with players getting cold feet, rival clubs offering a little extra cash or extraneous circumstances getting in the way.

Here's 10 high profile deals that were never completed, starting with David Beckham's Spanish sojourn…

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