(1)Virgil Van Dijk
Current Club: Liverpool FC
Current Club: Paris Saint-Germain
Chelsea tried to sign Neymar in 2010 and they almost got him in 2013. The Blues prepared a passionate pitch for Neymar and his Dad, but Neymar was already convinced about going to FC Barcelona.
Current Club: Retired
Jose Mourinho was a big fan of Wayne Rooney, so he tried to sign him while he was coaching Real Madrid in 2010 and for Chelsea in 2013 but Chelsea had 3 formal bids rejected by Manchester United.
Current Club: Retired
When Carlos Ancelotti was ready to coach Chelsea, he said he wanted to sign Andrea Pirlo, and Chelsea successfully negotiated a $25million deal for the Italian but the Milan fans made it clear they weren't losing anymore talents.
When Andrea was asked why he didn't move to Chelsea, he said "Milan wouldn't let me go. I had already started negotiation with Chelsea but finally, Milan didn't let me go" (Source: Daily Mail, 2012).
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