So near yet so far!
Tottenham and Sunderland have failed to agree a loan swap involving Anton Ferdinand and Alan Hutton, according to Sky Sports sources.
Spurs had been looking to bolster their options in central defence following injuries to Michael Dawson and Jonathan Woodgate earlier in the summer.
With just hours of the deadline left on Tuesday, Harry Redknapp, who is known to be a huge fan of Ferdinand, looked to try and land the defender. (Sky Sports)
The England international was the subject of intense transfer speculation throughout the summer, and had Italian side Fiorentina chasing his signature on Bank Holiday Monday.
However, Spurs were willing to keep the player in the Premier League and approached the Hammers with a deadline day offer which would have been in the region of £12 million.
Sky Sports News reported that Gianfranco Zola and his side turned down the approach flat, leaving the White Hart Lane side still short at the centre of defence. (Give Me Football)
So Harry Redknapp looked like he was very keen on bringing in the current and former West Ham centre backs but failed on both fronts, is this something that Tottenham fans are secretly, or not so secretly, pleased about?
The Spurs boss may feel he could do with another defender to cover for the seemingly injury prone King, Woodgate and Dawson but neither deal looked like they were even close to happening. This means that the White Hart Lane side will have to hope that they do not suffer any big injury crises before January, but given the players we are talking about that does seem unlikely.
The capture of Niko Kranjcar is an impressive one and overall this summer the north London club has done pretty well in the transfer window.