Sergio Romero was a target for Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United in the transfer window, but he surprisingly chose to stay at Sampdoria.
The World Cup runner-up had been told by Sampdoria that they would rather he moved on due to his large wage demands and Romero seemed happy to find a new challenge.
In the run-up to deadline day, Romero was strongly linked with Liverpool and then Manchester United, but reports in Italy suggest that he rejected a bid from Manchester City, who wanted him as cover.
It was suggested that the sticking point proved to be Romero's unwillingness to compromise on his wages, which are now causing resentment at Sampdoria.
The Serie A side had already signed Emiliano Viviano, who flopped at Arsenal on loan, to cover the goalkeeper position and aren't delighted at still having to foot Romero's salary.
It looks like Romero will be treated like a pariah, meaning that he will surely leave in January, possibly reopening the possibility of a move to one of the three English giants.