Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur reportedly failed with bids to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier before the end of the transfer window.
Both clubs were successful in bringing in right-sided players, with Chelsea completing a deal for Torino's Davide Zappacosta and Spurs deciding to add Meunier's PSG teammate Serge Aurier to their squad.
However, according to The Sun, each of the London outfits only settled on their eventual signings after being told that Meunier was not for sale.
A source is quoted as saying: "Thomas was at the top of both Chelsea and Tottenham's wish lists, but PSG refused to let him go."
Meunier has impressed at the Parc des Princes since moving to Paris in July 2016, scoring two goals in 34 appearances in all competitions.