4. Willian to Tottenham Hotspur
In 2013, the Brazilian winger was very close to plying his trade in North London rather than West. A fee was agreed, a medical had been completed and just the simple signing of the papers and a work permit were left. Then, Roman Abramovich called the Anzhi owner (Willian’s club at the time), agreed a slightly higher fee, and all of a sudden Willian was heading to Stamford Bridge.