Transfer deadline day has been full of twists and turns in the Premier League this summer.
The big-movers appear to be Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger on the brink of bringing Mesut Ozil to the Emirates Stadium.
Manchester United have been relatively quiet, Andre Villas-Boas seems to have all his business wrapped up and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is staying well clear of the chaos.
But, what if the managers all moved for the players the fans want to sign – the dream deadline day signing.
And, whilst all these moves are dead in the water with just a few hours left in the window, these are the players fans would love to see at their respective clubs…
Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United
The most obvious ‘dream’ signing in football.
Ronaldo was linked with a return to Old Trafford back in August, and obviously has history with the Red Devils after six brilliant years under Sir Alex Ferguson.
With Gareth Bale moving to Madrid, whispers that the Portuguese superstar could leave the Santiago Bernabeu surfaced, but Manchester United fans will have to wait until January and hope for a miracle once again.
Didier Drogba to Chelsea
Another club legend who fans would love to return.
The Ivorian superstar was a cult hero at Stamford Bridge, and was linked with a shock return to west London following spells in China and with Galatasaray.
However, Jose Mourinho’s efforts to bring the player back to the club failed to materialise into something serious, and realistically Drogba will never play for the Blues again.
Wayne Rooney to Arsenal
Signing the Manchester United striker would have been a major coup for Arsene Wenger if he’d managed to pull it off - and he was interested in the England star.
Rooney’s arrival at the Emirates Stadium would have signalled the club’s intent to challenge at the top of the Premier League once again, and also taken a star player away from a rival.
The arrival of Ozil will go some way to easing the pain of missing out on the player, but Rooney really would have been a dream arrival for Arsenal.
Stephan El Shaarawy to Manchester City
The AC Milan starlet is one for the future, and at 20-years-old still has plenty of time to improve on his vast amount of talent.
Manuel Pellegrini was busy in the early stages of the transfer window, bringing Alvaro Negredo, Stevan Jovetic, Jesus Navas and Fernandinho to the Etihad Stadium.
All are good signings for Manchester City, but El Shaarawy would have provided the club with a X Factor for both now and the future. They failed in their efforts to land the player.
Gareth Bale to (stay at) Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur may have sold Gareth Bale for a world record fee to Real Madrid, but fans would rather have the player than the money.
Daniel Levy is certainly smiling tonight, but Spurs have spent well this summer strengthening their team ahead of Bale’s exit from White Hart Lane.
But, imagine if Bale had stayed at Tottenham Hotspur. Soldado, Erikson, Paulinho….and Bale. If all goes wrong in Spain, perhaps he’ll be back in north London sooner than you know it.
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