The top five transfers that never happened

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Some of the best transfer stories are, ironically, ones that don’t come to fruition. Players often end up staying put, landing themselves a new deal in the process or find themselves at a different club altogether.

Take Steven Gerrard’s proposed move to Chelsea, for example, which was on the verge of going through on more than one occasion, before Mr. Liverpool had a change of heart.

Who knows how the careers of Gerrard and Frank Lampard would have turned out had the Liverpudlian joined his England colleague at Chelsea.

Yet Gerrard’s move is only fifth on Kick’s top five transfers that never were.

David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Zinedine Zidane all feature – guess which English club nearly nabbed the current Real Madrid manager when he was at Marseille?

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Transfer Gossip: Sanchez, Costa, Bellerin

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With the transfer window set to open next month, the frenetic nature of speculation has already begun.

Rumours are starting to gather pace and we take a look at the latest stories doing the rounds in the media.

Will any of the following deals happen?

Share with us your thoughts – get in touch via Twitter and Facebook.

ALEXIS SANCHEZ

Bayern Munich are preparing to make Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez their highest-paid player, according to the Daily Mirror.

Sanchez’s future is up in the air as he is yet to sign a long-term deal and the Gunners’ Champions League conquerors are reportedly ready to offer £40 million for the Chile striker, plus wages of £350,000 per week.

RATING: 5/10

SPORT360 VERDICT:
An approach from the Bundesliga giants would certainly interest the Chilean and while they would need to up their offer, it’s within their means. Don’t rule it out just yet, but odds are that Sanchez would prefer to remain in England with Chelsea and Manchester City circling.

HECTOR BELLERIN

Meanwhile, the Gunners are more confident of keeping defender Hector Bellerin, reports the London Evening Standard.

Bellerin has been linked with a move to Barcelona, but Arsene Wenger could keep hold of his man.

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While a return to Barcelona would be appealing, Bellerin has found a home at Arsenal, where he’s guaranteed a place in the first team.

DIEGO COSTA

The Spaniard has pleaded with Roman Abramovich to save his Chelsea career, reports the Sun.

Costa claimed he had been told he had no future at the club by boss Antonio Conte, but the Spain striker wants the owner to step in.

RATING: 7/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: 
Pleas to the club owner seem a bit far-fetched but there’s certainly truth in that Costa is no longer required at Chelsea. The player himself revealed that he was told as much. With Chelsea linked to several strikers at the moment including Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku, that may well be the case.

WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON

Virgil Van Dijk will not be heading to Liverpool, and Southampton reportedly say it will cost other clubs £70 million if they want to sign him.

Paris St Germain are favourites to sign JAMES RODRIGUEZ from Real Madrid, according to France Football.

Kieran Gibbs is set to leave Arsenal this summer, says the Evening Standard, with Brighton, Newcastle, Watford and Stoke all ready to pounce.

Liverpool are getting no closer to bringing in Mohamed Salah from Roma, reports the Liverpool Echo, with the Reds said to be refusing to meet an asking price that tops £35 million.

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The top 10 players available on a free transfer this summer

Who doesn't love a transfer bargain? There are plenty of big names available on a free transfer this summer.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic headlines the list, with his future at Manchester United unclear given his recent ACL injury. He's undoubtedly the best player available, but he also won't return to playing action until January, so he may not receive any contract offers until the next transfer window.

John Terry, Pepe, Iker Casillas, and Mario Balotelli are among the other high-profile names who would come without any transfer fee (although with hefty wage packages, no doubt).

Lyon youngster Rachid Ghezzal is an intriguing prospect, with the 25-year-old having fallen down the pecking order after the arrival of Memphis Depay, and he has previously been linked with Arsenal and Everton. He could end up being the bargain buy of the summer. Which free transfer would you like to see your club complete? Share with us your thoughts by commenting below, using #360fans on Twitter or getting in touch via Facebook.

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