Michael Regan/Getty Images
Chelsea's failed attempt to sign Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric was the most nagging transfer saga of the summer window.
The Blues had been chasing the creative Croat since the end of the last season, as new manager Villas Boas looked to add youth and creativity to his squad's ageing midfield.
Chelsea's attempt to lure away the talented Croatian away from White Hart Lane was severely criticised by both Spurs manager Harry Redknapp, and chairman Andrew Levy. The chairman repeatedly stated that their prized midfielder was not for sale.
The player's transfer request was turned down, and Chelsea's record-breaking bid of £40 million was also turned down by Spurs. Modric had been citing injury and lack of match fitness to avoid playing for Spurs, in what was seen as an attempt to force through a move before the deadline day.
With the the deadline passed, and the move falling through, it will be interesting to watch how he responds if, and only if, he takes the field. Though Modric has not expressed his displeasure in public, it is normal for him to be dissatisfied.
Spurs, on the other hand, have looked bereft of ideas in the absence of their star midfielder, and will be hoping Modric gets back up and running if they are to get back on track.
So when Harry's boys face an in-form Wolves it will be left to see whether the transfer failure has affected the Croatian, or whether he performs at his best.