The 2016 summer transfer window will go down as one of the more interesting windows of recent times.

A world record transfer in Paul Pogba. A summer splurge at Man City. A stunning deadline day shock in David Luiz’s return to Chelsea.

However, as you can see in the video above, the last few months could have been considerably more dramatic if three particular deals had got over the line.

With the window now shut, we asked John Cross – the Daily Mirror’s Chief Football Writer – if there were any potential big signings that came particularly close to happening. And as you can see in the clip, John told us about three moves that nearly got over the line… and would have caused quite a stir if they had actually happened.

Take a look and you will see Crossie explain just how close…

Romelu Lukaku …

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain…

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…and Alexandre Lacazette…


…all came to making big moves this summer.

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