Leeds United captain S ol Bamba has said he was never tempted to leave Elland Road despite offers from the Premier League and abroad.
While most of the club's transfer column inches surrounded Sam Byram and Lewis Cook, Bamba was made aware that other sides were interested in signing him.
However, the centre back's family have settled in the area and although he admitted football reasons would dictate a move might have been beneficial, he's glad to see the back of a tricky January.
Elsewhere, Aitor Karanka has said he is aware the pressure for promotion is on a fter the signing of Jordan Rhodes on deadline day.
The Middlesbrough manager admitted he is the envy of the league for the quality of his squad, but he now must deliver promotion to the Premier League.
Karanka said: “It is not a problem – I am really pleased to take this pressure with this team. If at the end of the season, we do not get promotion with this squad – whether automatically or through the play-offs – I will say that it was my mistake.
“I will not talk about excuses or other teams. No, if we don’t get promotion this season with this squad, it will be because I have made mistakes.”
On the other side of the fence, Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Lambert believes the timing of Rhodes' departure was "better for everybody".
Rovers could land up to £11m from the deal that took Rhodes to the North East but the deal nearly fell through over the striker's wage demands.
Lambert told the Lancashire Telegraph : “The way it was panning out Jordan was probably in a no-win situation.
“If it fell through he was coming back to a club that he wanted to leave, which was not great.
“So it was better for everybody that it happened. It’s better for the football club because we got good money for him, and it’s better all-round as the club has to move on.”
Fulham striker Moussa Dembele has rejected a contract with the club that would quadruple his wages - according to the Daily Express.
Dembele was linked with Tottenham and Manchester United in the January transfer window, and a move to Spurs reportedly collapsed on deadline day.
The Cottagers moved quickly to try and tie down their young prospect, who is out of contract in the summer, but he has apparently said no and will continue his aspirations of finding a new club.
Liverpool are yet to pay Burnley any money after signing striker Danny Ings in the summer.
The 23-year-old signed at Anfield on a Bosman, but due to his age the Clarets are due conpensation and the two clubs could not agree a figure.
A tribunal date is yet to be set, but it is believed Burnley valued Ings at around £8m while the Reds would be willing to pay £6m.
Barnsley head coach Lee Johnson is due to hold talks with Bristol City over their vacant manager role.
The 34-year-old played 199 games for the Robins before departing in 2012.
He has led Barnsley to 12th in League One from 22nd when he took over in November but may look to move on swiftly. Bristol City have been looking for a replacement since sacking Steve Cotterill last month.
QPR narrowly missed out on signing Jiri Skalak, according to Director of Football Les Ferdinand.
The Czech forward joined Brighton, but Ferdinand has revealed the Rs made an offer for his services that was refused by former club FK Mlada Boleslav.
It was a double celebration for Hull City after S teve Bruce and Abel Hernandez both collected the Championship awards for January.
Hernandez won Player of the Month after six goals in four games for the Tigers, while Bruce won the managerial gong for the 100% start to 2016 - his first award since December 2012.