Tottenham Hotspur reportedly missed out on Craig Bellamy after a late move to sign the Welsh international.
The striker moved to Liverpool in the closing stages of deadline day, signing a two-year deal at Anfield and securing a return to Merseyside, where he spent a season between 2006/07.
However, the Daily Mail reports that Tottenham Hotspur made a last-ditch effort to bring the player to White Hart Lane, with Harry Redknapp a known admirer of the forward.
It was too late for Spurs though, with the player already heading to Liverpool to eventually put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal.
Redknapp endured a difficult day in the transfer window on Wednesday, and whilst Spurs were able to keep Luka Modric and sign Scott Parker, the club were unable to land top defender target Gary Cahill before the 11pm deadline.
Liverpool, meanwhile, added another string to their bow with the addition of Bellamy, who will wear the No.39 shirt this season.
He joins Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, Stewart Downing, Jose Enrique and Alexander Doni as summer signings at Liverpool during the now closed transfer window.
Tottenha Hotspur were forced to cut their losses and pull the plug on a possible Sebastien Bassong exit, and the club will now move forward this term without Peter Crouch, David Bentley, Jermaine Jenas, Wilson Palacios and Alan Hutton.