A player doing his utmost to force a move is nothing new in the world of transfers.

The summer window still has several weeks to run meaning individuals considering their future can still attempt to force the agenda.

Player power has become increasingly powerful over the past decade and when players want a move they often get it.

Harry Kane has been absent at Tottenham training for the past two days as he seeks a move elsewhere, with Manchester City his most likely destination.

The striker is expected back later this week, but he can still force his club's hand.

Several methods have been used over the years and we take a look at how certain players secured the exits they wanted.

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William Gallas - Chelsea to Arsenal

This one was pretty extreme. The French defender wanted to leave the Blues, then led by Jose Mourinho.

He eventually left on deadline day in 2006 after rejecting a new contract, but not before he'd made his point.

Gallas threatened to score own goals when on the pitch if he was not granted the move he wanted.

He reportedly was also prepared to “get himself sent off, or make deliberate mistakes”

The player himself denied such claims insisting Chelsea were “hiding behind false accusations.”

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Dimitar Berbatov - Tottenham to Man Utd

Ah Mr Daniel Levy. He could yet be involved in another one of these sagas in the coming weeks.

Berbatov was keen on moving to Old Trafford but Tottenham were loathed to see another top player leave for Manchester having already seen Michael Carrick do so several years earlier.

Eventually a complaint was lodged by the north Londoners.

They claimed United had inappropriately pursued the Bulgarian striker, who himself was doing what he could to force a move.

Eventually he got his wish with Sir Alex Ferguson getting his man late in the day.

Nicolas Anelka was able to force a move out of London (


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Nicolas Anelka - Arsenal to Real Madrid

He earned himself a reputation as a bit of a sulk and this was perhaps the start of it.

Anelka rarely stayed in one place for too long and after making it big at Arsenal he clearly had other plans.

The young Frenchman, advised by his agent and brother, was a star for the Gunners in 1998 and was named the PFA Young Player of the Year.

Arsene Wenger made it clear that he would not be moving to Lazio.

In response the player went on strike and refused to budge from the Martinique hotel he and his brother were staying in.

Arsenal had to eventually admit defeat and he was sold to Real Madrid for £25million. He scored two league goals in 19 outings before he was sold 12 months later.

Laurent Koscielny - Arsenal to Bordeaux

The Gunners skipper refused to travel on the club's pre-season tour of the US back in 2019.

Koscielny was out of contract at the end the 2019-20 season and was reportedly target for French clubs Bordeaux, Rennes and Lyon.

Arsenal said they were "very disappointed by Laurent's actions, which are against our clear instructions."

As is the case these days Koscielny got his move back to Ligue 1 and Bordeaux announced his signing with a video that saw him begin in an Arsenal shirt before taking it off to wear his new strip.

Antonio Conte's text to Diego Costa saw him go on strike (


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Diego Costa - Chelsea to Atletico Madrid

Bit of a grey area this one - a rare occasion where a player forced a move and didn't come out of it too badly.

His goal had just helped Chelsea win the title in 2017, but he was surplus to requirements.

Then boss Antonio Conte sent him a text to tell him he was no longer wanted, but Costa didn't take it too well.

The striker was fuming ands went on to strike, stating he would not return until he was sold and made camp in Brazil.

Eventually he got a move back to Atletico Madrid several months later.