Beating the deadline: Major summer transfers in Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga

Sep 03 2014, 08:42 IST
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SummaryEnglish Premier League clubs spent a record $1.38 million on players during the summer transfer window.

English Premier League clubs spent a record 835 million pounds ($1.38 million) on players during the summer transfer window, almost twice as much as any of Europe's other top leagues.

A study by football finance expert Deloitte shows gross spending in England's top league was up more than 30 percent on the previous record of 630 million pounds ($1.04 million) set in 2013.

Deloitte says Spain was second-highest of the so-called ``big five'' divisions in Europe, with an outlay of 425 million pounds ($700 million).

Radamel Falcao

The Colombian striker joins Manchester United on loan from Monaco for around

9 million

Daley Blind

The versatile Dutch defender moves to United from Ajax for a fee of 23 million

Danny Welbeck

The England striker and a United academy product was sold to Arsenal for 26 million

Alvaro Negredo

The Spain striker sealed a loan deal from Manchester City to Valencia

MAJOR SUMMER TRANSFERS

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

* Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid to Manchester United) - 99 million

* Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona to Arsenal) - 57 million

* Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid to Chelsea) - 52 million

ITALIAN SERIE A

* Diego Lopez (Real Madrid to AC Milan) - Free

* Fernando Torres (Chelsea to AC Milan) - Loan

* Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United to Inter Milan) - Free

SPANISH LA LIGA

* Luis Suarez (Liverpool to Barcelona) - 124 million

* James Rodriguez (Monaco to Real Madrid) - 104 million

* Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich to Real Madrid) - 39 million

GERMAN BUNDESLIGA

* Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid to Bayern Munich) - 13 million

* Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich) ó Free

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