The 5 most controversial Premier League transfers featuring Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal

Gary Neville, like most Manchester United fans, was not happy with Carlos Tevez.

The Argentine “downed tools” before his move to rivals Manchester City, according to the former right-back turned Sky Sports pundit.

Neville’s comments led to a filmed debate between himself and the agent of Tevez, Kia Joorabchian, last week.

“I felt disappointed that, as a professional, he didn’t act the right way,” Neville said.

Joorabchian defended his client, but there is no doubt Tevez’s move across Manchester proved controversial.

After contract disputes and questions over his attitude, the striker made the switch to City having spent two successful years at Old Trafford.

But this is not the first or last instance of a player disappointing fans with his choice of destination.

Here, Daily Star Sport take a look at some of the most controversial transfers in Premier League history.

Ashley Cole spent plenty of successful years at Chelsea
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Ashley Cole – Arsenal to Chelsea (2006)

Cole’s reputation at Arsenal was left in pieces by the time he left for Chelsea in the summer of 2006.

The left-back made a scene of the whole saga, publicly berating Arsenal and ending any chance of an amicable departure.

His intention to leave was clear in 2005, when he was fined £100,000 by the Premier League having arranged a meeting with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and chief executive Peter Kenyon.

They discussed the intricacies of a potential deal, but Arsenal were not informed that the meeting would take place.

But Cole was once a member of Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ side
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The Gunners still handed Cole a one-year contract extension that year, an indication of his importance on the pitch.

In 2006, though, there was more controversy. Cole, in his autobiography, wrote that he was left “trembling with anger” after Arsenal offered him a salary of £55,000 a week to stay at…