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It's not been the most exciting of transfer windows so far but if we have learned anything from the concept since it was introduced in 2002, it's that we could only just be getting started.

Deadline day is on the horizon and despite teams having entire summers and all of January to get their deals done, there are always some sides relying on that old rusty fax machine to ensure a transfer is completed in the dying moments of a transfer window.

Of course it's not just about the transfers. Player tantrums, dramatic buyouts and even supporter meltdowns ensure you can see more drama on deadline day then you do for the entire window previously. Here Sportsmail looks back at the mad and memorable deadline day moments over the years.

The 'Torres & Carroll' window

Film sequels. Mostly they are not that great compared with the originals, and a similar logic can be applied to the January transfer window in regards to the preceding summer.

Yet 2011 was the 'Terminator 2' of the series when a quite stunning deadline day saw Liverpool break their transfer record (twice) and Chelsea do likewise in the last few minutes before the deadline.

Fernando Torres stole the headlines with his £50m move from Anfield to Stamford Bridge, with Liverpool opting to replace him with the £35m capture of Newcastle favourite Andy Carroll. However it was the Reds' move earlier in the day that would prove to be their best piece of business - the £22.8m deal to take Luis Suarez from Ajax.

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti poses with record £50m signing Fernando Torres in 2011

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti poses with record £50m signing Fernando Torres in 2011

Liverpool replaced Torres with Andy Carroll (centre) but it was Kenny Dalglish's (right) other deadline day signing in Luis Suarez who would have a bigger impact at Anfield

Liverpool replaced Torres with Andy Carroll (centre) but it was Kenny Dalglish's (right) other deadline day signing in Luis Suarez who would have a bigger impact at Anfield

Odemwingie drives into QPR... and is turned away

Deadline day not quite going as you would like it to? Then try and engineer some activity yourself. 

That's what Peter Odemwingie tried to do back in January 2013 as the then West Bromwich Albion striker made the drive to Loftus Road to try and secure a transfer to Queens Park Rangers.

However on arrival he was refused access by the west London side as they had not agreed a fee with the Baggies. Odemwingie was left to wait around in the car park to try and wait for a breakthrough that would never occur. 

QPR were stunned when Peter Odemwingie turned up uninvited at the club on deadline day

QPR were stunned when Peter Odemwingie turned up uninvited at the club on deadline day

Berahino rants at WBA chairman

Some things never change in football. Take the summer of 2015 for instance when Tottenham were very keen to land a striker in the final few minutes of deadline day.

West Brom's young forward Saido Berahino was the target, but typically Spurs were looking to pay as little as they possibly could... and most probably less than that too.

The Baggies wanted £25m and in the end Spurs baulked, much to the fury of Berahino who reacted with a Twitter rant at the West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace.

He posted, before later deleting, a Tweet reading: Sad how I can't exactly how the club has treated me but I can officially say I will never play Jeremy Peace.

Berahino admitted regret over his actions later after leaving West Brom for Stoke City, but his career has yet to recover following the failed transfer to White Hart Lane. 

A distraught Saido Berahino hit out at West Brom after his transfer to Tottenham collapsed

A distraught Saido Berahino hit out at West Brom after his transfer to Tottenham collapsed

Berahino hoped to secure a dream Spurs mvove after showing impressive form for the Baggies

Berahino hoped to secure a dream Spurs mvove after showing impressive form for the Baggies

The late show with Falcao

Was it really worth staying up for? At the time it was high drama. The 11pm deadline in the 2014 summer window had come and gone and yet two hours later there was still nothing from in terms of trying to get a loan deal for Radamel Falcao over the line.

The man he was replacing, Danny Welbeck had already moved to Arsenal in a 1am move so it seemed a matter of when and not if United would land one of Europe's most feared strikers in the Colombian.

Then at around 1.30am, when doubts were starting to creep in, the transfer was finally confirmed. United had their man on loan from Monaco with an option to sign for £40million the following summer. Now bring on the goals...

One year and four goals later - the Red Devils unsurprisingly didn't take up the option. It didn't stop Chelsea from going on to make the same mistake though... 

Along with Daley Blind, Radamel Falcao signed for Manchester United on deadline day

Along with Daley Blind, Radamel Falcao signed for on deadline day

The very late show with Arshavin

But if we had to wait a few hours for Falcao, it took even longer for Arsenal to get a deal over the line to bring Andrei Arshavin to the Emirates Stadium in 2009.

There were more than a few raised eyebrows when the Gunners finally confirmed a club record £15m fee to land the Russian... nearly 24 hours after the closure of the winter transfer window.

Adverse weather conditions had crippled London's transport network (a few inches of snow can do that) leading to administrative delays in getting the deal complete on deadline day. Russia's Euro 2008 star would go on to show glimpses of his talent under Arsene Wenger but never did live up to his star billing.

Rival clubs were left fuming when Arsenal announced the signing of Russia's Euro 2008 star Andrei Arshavin nearly 24 hours after the deadline had passed in January 2009

Rival clubs were left fuming when Arsenal announced the signing of Russia's Euro 2008 star Andrei Arshavin nearly 24 hours after the deadline had passed in January 2009

Manchester City taken over... then sign Robinho

Transfer deadline day can be memorable for all sorts of reasons, but for Manchester City fans the final few hours of the summer window in 2008 will have its own unique place in history.

Heading into deadline day, they were just a regular Premier League club floating in and around mid-table. Within hours not only had they been taken over by an Abu Dhabi investment group promising to splash the clash - they instantly spent some of it to.

Any concerns over the ambitions of the new owners were soon answered when they swiftly moved to snatch 's Robinho away from title chasing Chelsea for £32.5m, while even trying to sign Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham.

The Robinho move may not have worked out well for either party long term but the football landscape had changed in a matter of hours as City almost instantly joined the Premier League's elite inside an incredible 24 hours.

Manchester City's new found riches saw them land Real Madrid's Brazilian star Robinho, as the forward poses with Mark Hughes following his deadline day arrival in 2008

Manchester City's new found riches saw them land 's Brazilian star Robinho, as the forward poses with Mark Hughes following his deadline day arrival in 2008

Berbatov joins Man Utd despite City hijack attempt

The writing was already on the wall for Tottenham heading into 2008's summer deadline day, with key striker Dimitar Berbatov demanding to leave the club.

But it turned into an extraordinary day for the Bulgarian who started the day expecting a transfer to . However there was a plot twist when Spurs accepted a British transfer record bid from Manchester City, whose new found wealth saw them throwing around offers for players like they had just started playing Football Manager for the first time. 

The striker though only had his heart set on a United move and despite City having made a breakthrough with an accepted bid, he was soon spotted at the Red Devils looking to complete a deal.

Late in the evening Spurs eventually accepted an offer worth £30m plus Fraizer Campbell on loan, with the deal going through just moments before the deadline.

Manchester United left it late to sign Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham in the summer of 2008

left it late to sign Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham in the summer of 2008

fury at Man Utd as De Gea deal collapses

One of the more extraordinary 'blame game' episodes in the history of the transfer window. David de Gea hadn't played for United at the start of the 2015-16 season and looked set for a £29m move to , with Keylor Navas heading in the opposite direction.

But the deal suffered a spectacular collapse after the deadline was missed by two minutes. Madrid suspected skulduggery from United, claiming the Red Devils replied to correspondence eight hours later and

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