Sunderland wanted to sign Ryan Kent on loan from Liverpool but Jurgen Klopp's side sent him to Bundesliga challengers Freiburg instead.
Maximilian Philipp earned a place on Spurs' wishlist after a fine Bundesliga season but Florian Niederlechner was arguably even more impressive.
Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has an unwanted 'honour' from his loan spell in the Bundesliga.
Former Manchester City midfielder Gelson Fernandes scored his first goal for SC Freiburg today - as Francis Coquelin watched from the bench.
Matthias Ginter, dubbed the next Per Mertesacker, says he wants to stay at Freiburg.