Comment and Analysis
The Bianconeri claim they were left with no option to pull out of the proposed transfer, while at the same time confirming that they tried to sign Marek Hamsik.
Madrid missed out on signing its No. 1 transfer target of the summer by mere minutes - but why did it take so long for both clubs to try and close out a deal?
Players, managers and chief executives reflect on all the drama of the window as deals fail to go through and are left until the final frantic minutes to be completed.