The summer transfer window is finally closed after months of uncertainty and desperation. For some, it comes as a relief, with endless transfer speculation causing all sorts of drama for their club towards the end of the window.
It was certainly a memorable deadline day for North London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham, but with contrasting results. The Gunners smashed their transfer record to sign Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil for £42.5 million, just hours after the Spanish giants broke the world record with an £85 million deal for Spurs forward Gareth Bale.
Even despite the £640 million spent by English clubs this summer, a small minority endured a frustrating summer. Last year's champions Manchester United spent a paltry £29 million, and that was only due to Marouane Fellaini's last-gasp £27.5 million deal to join youngster Guillermo Varela, with several targets such as Ander Herrera slipping through their grasp.
However, with so many arrivals coming in, it's worth mentioning the clubs who failed to offload their unwanted stars.
Today, we have identified the players who avoided the axe on Monday, but could eventually leave their respective clubs once the window reopens in January.
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