English clubs have broken their bank quite early in the summer transfer season this year. Champions Manchester City have signed midfielder Rodri (£62.6m from Atletico Madrid) as a long-term replacement for Fernandinho along with left-back Angeliño (£5.3m from PSV Eindhoven) right-back João Cancelo (£60m from Juventus) and goalkeeper Scott Carson (loan from Derby County). While Liverpool are yet to make any major signing apart from teenagers Sepp van den Berg (£1.3m from PEC Zwolle), Harvey Elliott (undisclosed from Fulham), and backup goalkeeper Adrián (free from West Ham United), Tottenham Hotspur have roped in midfielder Tanguy Ndombele (£55.5m from Lyon), left-back Ryan Sessegnon (£25m from Fulham) and midfielder Giovani Lo Celso (loan from Real Betis).
Rebuilding under Unai Emery, Arsenal have signed forward Gabriel Martinelli (£6m from Ituano), centre-back William Saliba (£27m from Saint-Etienne), midfielder Dani Ceballos (loan from Real Madrid), forward Nicolas Pépé (£72m from Lille), left-back Kieran Tierney (£25m from Celtic) and centre-back David Luiz (£8m from Chelsea); while Manchester United secured wingback Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£45m from Crystal Palace), winger Daniel James (£15m from Swansea City) and centre-back Harry Maguire (£80 m from Leicester City). Even with a transfer ban, Chelsea managed to make the loan deal of Mateo Kovacic (£40.2m from Real Madrid) permanent.
Major movers in the market so far have been Leicester City, buying the likes of Ayoze Pérez (£30m, from Newcastle United) and Youri Tielemans (£40m from AS Monaco) and Dennis Praet (£25m from Sampdoria), and West Ham United, who have bought Pablo Fornals (£24m from Villarreal), Sébastien Haller (£40.7m, from Eintracht Frankfurt), Albian Ajeti (£8m from Basel).
Other major deals include Aston Villa‘s Wesley Moraes (£22m from Club Brugge), Tyrone Mings (£26.5m from Bournemouth), Anwar El Ghazi (£8m from Lille), Matt Targett (£14m from Southampton), Douglas Luiz (£15m from Manchester City), Marvelous Nakamba (£11m from Club Brugge), Tom Heaton (£8m from Burnley); Crystal Palace‘s Gary Cahill (free from Chelsea), Victor Camarasa (loan from Real Betis), James McCarthy (£3m from Everton); Brighton‘s Leandro Trossard (£15m from KRC Genk), Adam Webster (£20m from Bristol City), Neal Maupay (undisclosed from Brentford) and Aaron Mooy (loan from Huddersfield); Bournemouth‘s Lloyd Kelly (£13m from Bristol City), Philip Billing (£15m from Huddersfield), Arnaut Danjuma (£13m from Club Brugge), Harry Wilson (loan from Liverpool); Burnley‘s Jay Rodriguez (£10m from West Bromwich Albion); Everton‘s André Gomes (£22m from Barcelona), Fabian Delph (£8.5m from Manchester City), Jonas Lössl (free, Huddersfield Town), Jean-Philippe Gbamin (£22.5m from Mainz), Moise Kean (£27.5m from Juventus), Djibril Sidibé (loan from Monaco) and Alex Iwobi (£34m from Arsenal); Newcastle United‘s Joelinton (£40m from Hoffenheim), Jetro Willems (loan from Frankfurt), Allan Saint-Maximin (£16.5m from Nice), Emil Krafth (£5m from Basel), and Andy Carroll (free from West Ham United); Norwich City‘s Josip Drmic (free, Borussia Monchengladbach); Sheffiled United‘s Oliver McBurnie (£18m from Swansea City) and Mohame Besic (loan from Everton); Southampton‘s Danny Ings (£18m from Liverpool), Che Adams (£15m from Birmingham) and Moussa Djenepo (£14m from Standard Liege); Watford‘s Danny Welbeck (free from Arsenal) and Ismaïla Sarr (£30m from Rennes); Wolverhampton Wanderers‘ Raúl Jiménez (£30m from Benfica), Leander Dendoncker (£12m from Anderlecht), Jesús Vallejo (loan from Real Madrid), Patrick Cutrone (£16.2m from AC Milan), Pedro Neto (£10.8m from Lazio), and Bruno Jordão (£7.2m from Lazio).
After struggling in Europe, the big three in Spain have broken their bank early this season, with champions Barcelona strengthening their team with the inclusions of World Cup-winning forward Antoine Griezmann (£107.6m from Atletico Madrid), midfielder Frenkie de Jong (£65.3m from Ajax), goalkeeper Neto (£23.3m from Valencia) and left-back Junior Firpo (£16.5m from Real Betis).
Rebuilding again under Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid have spent the most in Europe, having bought six players: winger Eden Hazard (£88.5m Chelsea), striker Luka Jovic (£57.7m Eintracht Frankfurt), defender Éder Militão (£44m from Porto), left-back Ferland Mendy (£44m Lyon), winger Rodrygo (£40m from Santos), and midfielder Takefusa Kubo (£1.8m from Tokyo FC).
Atletico Madrid are looking for a renaissance after buying forward João Felix (£113m from Benfica), midfielder Marcos Llorente (£35.6m from Real Madrid), defender Mario Hermoso (£22.5m from Espanyol), left-back Renan Lodi (£22.4m from Athletico Paranaense), right-back Kieran Trippier (£20m from Tottenham Hotspur), defender Felipe (£18m from Porto), midfielder Hector Herrera (free from Porto) and forward Ivan Saponjic (£6.3m from Benfica).
Another major mover in the window, is Monchi’s Sevilla where there have been a flurry of arrivals, like Luuk de Jong (£11.2m from PSV Eindhoven), Munas Dabbur (£13.3m from RB Salzburg), Jules Koundé (£22.4m, from Bordeaux), Lucas Ocampos (£11.7m from Marseille), Óliver Torres (£10.8m from Porto) and Sergio Reguilón (loan from Real Madrid) among many. Meanwhile, Valencia have bought Jasper Cillessen (£26.9m from Barcelona), Maxi Gómez (£13m, from Celta Vigo) and Denis Cheryshev (£5.4m, from Villarreal).
Other notable deals include Villarreal‘s Raul Albiol (£3.6m from Napoli) and Alberto Moreno (free from Liverpool); Celta Vigo‘s Santi Mina (swap, from Valencia) and Denis Suárez (£13.5m Barcelona); Granada‘s Roberto Soldado (free from Fenerbahce); Real Betis‘ Giovani Lo Celso (£19.8m from Paris Saint-Germain) and Nabil Fekir (£17.8m from Lyon); Real Sociedad‘s Alexander Isak (£7.1m from Borussia Dortmund), and Martin Ødegaard (loan from Real Madrid).
Champions Bayern Munich got into business quickly wrapping up World Cup-winning defenders Lucas Hernandez (£68m from Atletico Madrid) and Benjamin Pavard (£31.4m from VfB Stuttgart), along with forward Jann-Fiete Arp (£2.7m from Hamburg).
Challenging their hierarchy, Borussia Dortmund made a major statement by signing the likes of defender Mats Hummels (£33.8m from Bayern Munich), midfielder Thorgan Hazard (£22.5m from Borussia Monchengladbach), winger Julian Brandt (£22.1m from Bayer Leverkusen), and left-back Nico Schulz (£22m from Hoffenheim).
Bayer Leverkusen found a creative replacement in Kerem Demirbay (£28.2m from Hoffenheim), and also bought Moussa Diaby (£13.4m from Paris Saint-Germain), Daley Sinkgraven (£4.5m from Ajax) and Nadiem Amiri (£10.1m from Hoffenheim). Meanwhile, RB Leipzig have got in Christopher Nkunku (£11.7m from Paris Saint-Germain), Hannes Wolf (£10.8m from RB Salzburg), Ethan Ampadu (loan from Chelsea) and Ademola Lookman (£22.5m from Everton), and Borussia Monchengladbach have bought Stefan Lainer (£10.7m from RB Salzburg), Breel Embolo (£9m from Schalke 04) and Marcus Thuram (£10.8m from Guingamp).
Other deals include Eintracht Frankfurt‘s Filip Kostic (£5.3m, from Hamburg), Djibril Sow (£8.1m from BSC Young Boys), Dominik Kohr (£9m from Bayer Leverkusen), Erik Durm (free from Huddersfield Town), Sebastian Rode (£3.6m from Borussia Dortmund), Martin Hinteregger (£10.8m from Augsburg), Kevin Trapp (£8.3m from Paris Saint-Germain); Hertha Berlin‘s Marko Grujic (loan from Liverpool) and Dodi Lukebakio (£18m from Watford); Hoffenheim‘s Robert Skov (£9m from Copenhagen) and Sebastian Rudy (loan from Schalke 04); Schalke 04‘s Ozan Kabak (£13.5m from Stuttgart), Benito Raman (£11.7m from Fortuna Dusseldorf) and Jonjoe Kenny (loan from Everton); Union Berlin‘s Neven Subotic (free from Saint Etienne); Werder Bremen‘s Omer Toprak (loan from Borussia Dortmund); Wolfsburg‘s Kevin Mbabu (£8.2m from BSC Young Boys) and Xaver Schlager (£10.8m from RB Salzburg).
In pursuit of the Champions League, Juventus have reinforced their squad by getting in players like Golden Boy Matthijs de Ligt (£67.8m from Ajax), midfielder Aaron Ramsey (free from Arsenal), goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (free from Paris Saint-Germain), midfielder Adrien Rabiot (free from Paris Saint-Germain), and defenders Cristian Romero (£23.3m from Genoa), Luca Pellegrini (£20m from Roma), Merih Demiral (£16.1m from Sassuolo), and wingback Danilo (£32.3m from Manchester City).
Vying to dethrone the Old Lady, Napoli have bought defender Kostas Manolas (£32.2m from Roma), goalkeeper David Ospina (£3.5m from Arsenal), right-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo (£8.5m from Empoli) and midfielder Filippo Costa (£2.7m from SPAL).
Meanwhile, under new managers, Inter, Milan and Roma have kept themselves busy. For Inter: Diego Godín (free from Atletico Madrid), Valentino Lazaro (£19.7m from Hertha Berlin), Matteo Politano (£18m from Sassuolo), Eddie Salcedo (£7.2m from Genoa), Nicolò Barella (loan from Cagliari), Stefano Sensi (loan from Sassuolo), and Romelu Lukaku (£73m from Manchester United); for AC Milan: Franck Kessié (£21.5m from Atalanta), Theo Hernández (£18m from Real Madrid), Rafael Leão (£32m from Lille) and Ismaël Bennacer (£14.4m from Empoli); for AS Roma: Leonardo Spinazzola (£26.3m from Juventus), Pau López (£23.5m from Real Betis), Amadou Diawara (£18.8m from Napoli), Bryan Cristante (£13.5m from Atalanta) and Jordan Veretout (loan, from Fiorentina).
Other notable transfers are Atalanta‘s Luis Muriel (£16m from Sevilla), Ruslan Malinovskyi (£12.3m from KRC Genk), Martin Skrtel (free from Fenerbahce); Bologna‘s Riccardo Orsolini (£13.3m from Juventus), Nicola Sansone (£6.8m from Villarreal), Roberto Soriano (£6.8m from Villarreal) and Stefano Denswil (£6.3m from Club Brugge); Cagliari‘s Radja Nainggolan (loan from Inter), Nahitan Nández (£16.2m from Boca Juniors); Fiorentina‘s Kevin-Prince Boateng (£890k from Sassuolo), Milan Badelj (loan from Lazio), Erick Pulgar (£9m from Bologna); Genoa‘s Stefano Sturaro (£14.8m from Juventus), Ionat Radu (loan from Inter), Lasse Schöne (£1.4m from Ajax); Lazio‘s Manuel Lazzari (£15.3m from SPAL) and Denis Vavro (£10.5m from FC Copenhagen); Sampdoria‘s Emil Audero (£17.9m, from Juventus), Jakub Jankto (£13.5m, from Udinese) and Jeison Murillo (loan from Valencia); Sassuolo‘s Manuel Locatelli (£9m from Milan), Jeremy Toljan (loan from Borussia Dortmund) Pedro Obiang (£7.2m from West Ham); SPAL‘s Andrea Petagna (£10.8m from Atalanta); Torino‘s Simone Zaza (£14.4m from Valencia), Ola Aina (£8.8m from Chelsea) and Cristian Ansaldi (£2.3m from Inter).
Paris Saint-Germain remain motivated to continue their dominance despite the departure of Dani Alves and the Neymar saga, as they made signings in midfielders Pablo Sarabia (£16.1m from Sevilla) and Ander Herrera (free from Manchester United), defender Abdou Diallo (£28.9m from Borussia Dortmund) and midfielder Idrissa Gueye (£29m from Everton) . Olympique Lyonnais bolstered their squad by signing midfielder Thiago Mendes (£22.4m from Lille), defender Joachim Andersen (£21.5m from Sampdoria) and full-back Youssouf Koné (£8.1m from Lille). LOSC Lille completed the signing of forward Timothy Weah (£8.1m from Paris Saint-Germain), goalkeeper Léo Jardim (£5.4m from Rio Ave), midfielder Benjamin André (£7.2m from Rennes) and midfielder Yusuf Yazici (£15m from Trabzonspor).
Other notable deals include AS Monaco‘s Gelson Martins (£19.6m from Atletico Madrid), Benjamin Lecomte (£11.7m from Montpellier) and Henry Onyekuru (£12.5m from Everton); Bordeaux‘s Laurent Koscielny (£4.6m from Arsenal); Dijon‘s Bruno Ecuele Manga (£1.8m from Cardiff); Nantes‘ Alban Lafont (loan from Fiorentina); Marseille‘s Darío Benedetto (£14.7m from Boca Juniors); Montpellier‘s Téji Savanier (£9m from Nimes) and Jordan Ferri (£1.1m from Lyon); Rennes‘ M’Baye Niang (£13.5m from Torino); Saint-Etienne‘s Ryad Boudebouz (£3.2m from Real Betis).
Other notable transfers outside the top five leagues are Ajax‘s Quincy Promes (£14.2m from Sevilla), Shanghai SIPG‘s Marko Arnautovic (£22.4m from West Ham United), Dalian Yifang‘s Salomon Rondon (undisclosed, from West Bromwich Albion), PSV Eindhoven‘s Bruma (£13.5m from RB Leipzig), Lokomotiv Moscow‘s Grzegorz Krychowiak (£11.2m from Paris Saint-Germain), and Sporting CP‘s Luciano Vietto (£6.7m from Atletico Madrid) and Rafael Camacho (£5m from Liverpool), Flamengo‘s Filipe Luis (free from Atletico Madrid), Monterrey‘s Vincent Janssen (£6.3m from Tottenham Hotspur), Boca Juniors’ Daniele De Rossi (free from AS Roma), Kuban Krasnodar‘s Rémy Cabella (£10.8m from Saint-Etienne), Vissel Kobe‘s Thomas Vermaelen (free from Barcelona), Malaga‘s Shinji Okazaki (free from Leicester City), Spartak Moscow‘s André Schürrle (loan from Borussia Dortmund), Sao Paolo‘s Dani Alves (free from Paris Saint-Germain), Zenit‘s Malcom (£36m from Barcelona), Sao Paolo‘s Juanfran (free from Atletico Madrid), Club Brugge‘s Simon Mignolet (£6.4m from Liverpool), Feyenoord‘s Rick Karsdorp (loan from Roma), West Bromwich Albion‘s Charlie Austin (£4m from Southampton), Real Zaragoza‘s Shinji Kagawa (£1.9m from Borussia Dortmund), Dynamo Moscow‘s Maximilian Philipp (£19m from Borussia Dortmund).
(All information up-to-date as of August 12, 2019)