Transfer Deadline Day: Five Ridiculous Rumours That Were Never Going to Happen

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Transfer Deadline Day: Five Ridiculous Rumours That Were Never Going to Happen
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This summer's transfer window deadline day was extremely exciting, with dozens of deals being completed within an hour of the deadline.

For example, Raul Meireles handed in a transfer request about five minutes before the deadline, and half an hour later it was announced that he was a Chelsea player.

Then there was the Mikel Arteta transfer rumour to Arsenal. The deal was on, and then it died, but with less than an hour to go it came back to life, and now Mikel Arteta is a Gunner.

But there were a few rumours in the past couple days that shocked me. These were deals that just didn't seem realistic, deals that seemed too big to be finalized in the final hours of the transfer windows. Basically, these were rumours that I just couldn't see materializing.

So here are five ridiculous rumours that were never going to happen.

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