It has ultimately proved another case of so near and yet so far for Tottenahm this season, losing out on Champions League football to Arsenal on the Premier League’s final day.
Andre Villas-Boas side held a strong lead over their North London rivals for some time, but damaging defeats to Liverpool and Fulham changed the course of their campaign, and it will be Europa League football once more for the Lilywhites.
Spurs have seen their name linked with a host of top players across Europe, but without the lure of Champions League football, AVB will find it harder to attract the calibre of players he wants.
He had previously stated his side are just a couple of top players short of being genuine title challengers, but whether he can go out and attract those players now remains to be seen.
Here we have compiled a list of five players, that whilst having their name mentioned as possible transfer targets, we see as unlikely to make the move to White Hart Lane this summer.
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