1- During the 1984/85 season, West Ham United approached Manchester United to sign out of favor Dutch Midfielder Arnold Muhren.
Muhren would have liked to discuss, but Manager Ron Atkinson turned down the offer.
Photo From: World Soccer, July 1989(Arnold Muhren and Sergei Aleinikov, June 25, 1988, European Championships, Holland 2-USSR 0)
2- In 1995 Eric Cantona was banned for the kung-fu kick incident at Crystral Palace.
Massimo Moratti had just taken charge at Internazionale Milano and as part of his reconstruction process at Inter, wanted to acquire Eric Cantona.
His approaches were turned down.
Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 68, September 1994
(Eric Cantona with Manchester United, 1994)
3- Israeli Striker Ronny Rosenthal had joined Italian Club Udinese in the summer of 1989 from Standard Liege.
However, shortly thereafter the deal was rescinded due to a ‘failed medical.’
Many believe the real reason the deal was called off was because Udinese supporters had spray painted anti-semitic graffiti at club headquarters and forced their hand.
Photo From: Foot Magazine, November 1990
(Ronny Rosenthal with Liverpool, 1990)
4-In 1968, Italian Club AC Milan had offered one Million dollars to Bayern Munich to acquire Franz Beckenabuer. The offer was declined.
Photo From: Mondial, Old Series, Issue 5, June 1977
(Franz Beckenbauer, June 14, 1974, World Cup, West Germany 1-Chile 0)
5-During the 1994/95 season, Bayern Munich attempted to sign the struggling Dutchman Dennis Bergkamp from Internazionale Milano, however, their bid was rejected by Internazionale Milano who decided to hold onto Bergkamp until the end of the season.
Photo From: World Soccer, December 1994
(Dennis Bergkamp with Internazionale Milano)