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 goalkeeper Alphonse Areola (loan from Paris Saint-Germain).
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), Sergio Reguilón (loan from Real Madrid), Rony Lopes (£18.5m from Monaco), and Javier Hernández (£7.3m from West Ham United) among many. Meanwhile, Valencia have bought Jasper Cillessen (£26.9m from Barcelona), Maxi Gómez (£13m, from Celta Vigo), Denis Cheryshev (£5.4m, from Villarreal), Elaquim Mangala (free from Manchester City), Thierry Correia (£13.6m Sporting CP).
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) Rafinha Alcantara (loan from Barcelona); Espanyol‘s Sébastien Corchia (loan from Sevilla); Granada‘s Roberto Soldado (free from Fenerbahce), Maxime Gonalons (loan from Roma); Real Betis‘ Giovani Lo Celso (£19.8m from Paris Saint-Germain), Nabil Fekir (£17.8m from Lyon) and Borja Iglesias (£19m from Espanyol); Real Sociedad‘s Alexander Isak (£7.1m from Borussia Dortmund), Martin Ødegaard (loan from Real Madrid), Nacho Monreal (£450k from Arsenal).
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), winger Ivan Perisic (loan from Inter Milan), midfielder Mickaël Cuisance (£11m from Borussia Monchengladbach), and playmaker Philippe Coutinho (loan from Barcelona).
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), Marcus Thuram (£10.8m from Guingamp) and Ramy Bensebaini (£9.3m from Rennes).
Other deals include Augsburg‘s Stephan Lichtsteiner (free from Arsenal), Tin Jedvaj (loan from bayer Leverkusen); 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), Bas Dost (£6.3m from Sporting CP); Hertha Berlin‘s Marko Grujic (loan from Liverpool) and Dodi Lukebakio (£18m from Watford), André Silva (loan from AC Milan).
Hoffenheim‘s Robert Skov (£9m from Copenhagen), Sebastian Rudy (loan from Schalke 04), Jürgen Locadia (loan from Brighton); Schalke 04‘s Ozan Kabak (£13.5m from Stuttgart), Benito Raman (£11.7m from Fortuna Dusseldorf), Jonjoe Kenny (loan from Everton), Diadié Samassekou (£12.9m from RB Salzburg); 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), midfielder Filippo Costa (£2.7m from SPAL), forward Hirving Lozano (£38m from PSV Eindhoven), and striker Fernando Llorente (free from Tottenham Hotspur).
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), Romelu Lukaku (£73m from Manchester United), Alexis Sanchez (loan from Manchester United); for AC Milan: Franck Kessié (£21.5m from Atalanta), Theo Hernández (£18m from Real Madrid), Rafael Leão (£32m from Lille), Ismaël Bennacer (£14.4m from Empoli) and Ante Rebic (loan from Eintracht Frankfurt); 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), Jordan Veretout (loan, from Fiorentina), Davide Zappacosta (loan from Chelsea), Chris Smalling (loan from Manchester United), Nikola Kalinic (loan from Atletico Madrid) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (loan from Arsenal).
Other notable transfers are Atalanta‘s Luis Muriel (£16m from Sevilla), Ruslan Malinovskyi (£12.3m from KRC Genk), Simon Kjaer (loan from Sevilla); Bologna‘s Riccardo Orsolini (£13.3m from Juventus), Nicola Sansone (£6.8m from Villarreal), Roberto Soriano (£6.8m from Villarreal), Stefano Denswil (£6.3m from Club Brugge), Gary Medel (£1.8m from Besiktas); Brescia‘s Mario Balotelli (free from Marseille); Cagliari‘s Radja Nainggolan (loan from Inter), Nahitan Nández (£16.2m from Boca Juniors), Giovanni Simeone (loan from Fiorentina); Fiorentina‘s Kevin-Prince Boateng (£890k from Sassuolo), Milan Badelj (loan from Lazio), Erick Pulgar (£9m from Bologna), Franck Ribéry (free from Bayern Munich), Dalbert (loan from Inter).
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), midfielder Idrissa Gueye (£29m from Everton), goalkeeper Sergio Rico (loan from Sevilla), goalkeeper Keylor Navas (£13.6m from Real Madrid), and striker Mauro Icardi (loan from Inter).
Olympique Lyonnais bolstered their squad by signing midfielder Thiago Mendes (£22.4m from Lille), defender Joachim Andersen (£21.5m from Sampdoria), full-back Youssouf Koné (£8.1m from Lille) and midfielder Jeff Reine-Adélaïde (£23.1m from Angers). 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), midfielder Yusuf Yazici (£15m from Trabzonspor), and midfielder Renato Sanches (£22.5m from Bayern Munich).
Other notable deals include AS Monaco‘s Gelson Martins (£19.6m from Atletico Madrid), Benjamin Lecomte (£11.7m from Montpellier), Henry Onyekuru (£12.5m from Everton), Wissam Ben Yedder (£37.1m from Sevilla), Islam Slimani (loan from Leicester City), Adrien Silva (loan from Leicester City), Guillermo Maripán (£13.5m from Alaves), Tiemoue Bakayoko (loan from Chelsea), Jean-Kévin Augustin (loan from RB Leipzig); Bordeaux‘s Laurent Koscielny (£4.6m from Arsenal); Dijon‘s Bruno Ecuele Manga (£1.8m from Cardiff); Nantes‘ Alban Lafont (loan from Fiorentina);
Nice‘s Kasper Dolberg (£18.2m from Ajax), Alexis Claude-Maurice (£12.7m from Lorient), Stanley Nsoki (£10.8m from Paris Saint-Germain); Marseille‘s Darío Benedetto (£14.7m from Boca Juniors); Montpellier‘s Téji Savanier (£9m from Nimes), Jordan Ferri (£1.1m from Lyon), Geronimo Rulli (loan from Real Sociedad); Rennes‘ M’Baye Niang (£13.5m from Torino); Saint-Etienne‘s Ryad Boudebouz (£3.2m from Real Betis), Yohan Cabaye (free).
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), Galatasaray‘s Steven N’Zonzi (loan from Roma), Trabzonspor‘s Daniel Sturridge (free from Liverpool), Besiktas‘s Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (£4.5m from Tottenham Hotspur), Celtic‘s Fraser Forster (loan from Southampton), Fenerbahce‘s Adil Rami (free from Marseille), Lokomotiv Moscow‘s João Mário (loan from Inter), Royal Antwerp‘s Kevin Mirallas (free from Everton), Besiktas‘ Mohamed Elneny (loan from Arsenal), Fenerbahce‘s Luiz Gustavo (£5.4m from Marseille), Shakhtar Dontesk‘s Yevhen Konoplyanka (£5.4m from Schalke).
Galatasaray‘s Radamel Falcao (free from Monaco), Sporting CP‘s Jesé Rodríguez (loan from Paris Saint-Germain).
(All information up-to-date as of September 2, 2019)
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