Cavani, Giroud & January's other wantaway strikers - what next?
Europe's biggest clubs chased strikers throughout January, but a number of stars still did not get their moves.
The January transfer window closed on Friday, but not every wantaway star got their move.
While a number of Europe's top sides were in the hunt for attacking reinforcements, deals could not be completed for several big names.
We take a look at a selection of forwards who were not on the move and analyse what the future could hold for them:
Cavani's on-off transfer from Paris Saint-Germain to Atlético Madrid was only finally ruled out on Thursday, leaving the Ligue 1 club's record goalscorer at the Parc des Princes despite reported interest from the Premier League's big-hitters.
PSG coach Thomas Tuchel reminded Cavani "there are worse situations than staying" in the French capital, but with his contract up at the end of the season, he may not be around for too much longer.
Cavani has repeatedly been linked with Inter Miami, David Beckham's MLS franchise who can still make signings.
It appeared for a time as though Giroud's future might be intertwined with Cavani's, as Chelsea boss Frank Lampard openly discussed the merits of the PSG striker. But just as Cavani stayed put, so too did Giroud.
Moves to Inter, Lazio and even rivals Tottenham did not come off, while the former Arsenal man reportedly rejected Newcastle United.
Giroud has started only twice in the Premier League this season and must now hope he secures a place in the France squad for Euro 2020 despite his continued marginal role.
There were very few attackers not linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and Spurs during January, and Willian José remained a candidate for a transfer until deadline day.
Yet rather than joining José Mourinho in London, the Real Sociedad man spent Friday apologising to his current club's supporters for attempting to force the switch.
Willian José described a Premier League move as a "dream" but, at 28, he might wonder if such an opportunity has passed him by.
It seemed to be a move that would suit everyone. Rodrigo would get a big move to Barcelona, providing the LaLiga champions with cover for Luis Suárez. Valencia were looking at former star Paco Alcácer as a replacement.
But the two clubs failed to agree terms, Rodrigo stayed put, and Alcácer headed to Villarreal.
It appears highly unlikely Barça will return for Rodrigo at the end of the campaign, perhaps instead turning their focus back towards Neymar, and the Spain international has surely missed his big chance.
- París Saint Germain
- William Jose
- Tottenham Hotspur
- Paco Alcácer
- Villarreal CF
- Luis Suárez
- Olivier Giroud
- Chelsea FC
- José Mourinho
- Thomas Tüchel
- Ligue 1
- Premier League
- Valencia CF
- La Liga
- FC Barcelona
- Football leagues
- Sporting organisations
- Premier League 2019/2020
- Liga francesa 2019/2020