Ever since Roman Abramovich arrived at Stamford Bridge in the early 2000s, Chelsea have been one of the dominant forces in the transfer market.

This has seen the club pull off some eye-catching deals, some not so much, but the Blues have seen a plethora of talent come and go over the years at Stamford Bridge.

However, this has not always been the case, as some deals quite simply did not make it that far.

The Blues have missed out on plenty of players and plenty of world-class talent in years gone by.

Here’s what an XI of the players Chelsea nearly signed would look like.