Ten players who unexpectedly stayed put after months of transfer speculation.
10. Eliaquim Mangala (Porto)
Talented young Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala looks like being one of the next big things in world football, after a queue of clubs appeared to be fighting it out for his signature this summer. The 22-year-old is an outstanding prospect after his impressive displays in Portugal, and will surely not be there for much longer, despite eventually staying put this summer. Valued at over £20million, the French international attracted strong interest from Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City this summer, and with his name appearing in the paper almost every day, it’s a big surprise no one eventually snapped him up. Jose Mourinho remains a big fan, and may be the favourite to move for him again, depending on how his defence performs this season.