We are now into the final month of the transfer window, and the deals are starting to flow. All over Europe there are some top deals being done, and plenty to go – Man Utd could well be busy, with Van Gaal wanting to assess players before selling and buying. Liverpool and Newcastle are still hunting for a striker, and Tottenham are in the hunt for more players. Here are some of the deals done in the past month since our last update:
Liverpool have stepped up their business, signing Lazar Markovic, Dejan Lovren and Divock Origi for around £55m, with Sevilla left back Moreno close to signing for £16m. Newcastle have perhaps been the busiest team in the Premier League, signing Remy Cabella for £7.5m, Emmanuel Riviere for £6m, Daryl Janmaat for £5m, Facundo Ferreyra on loan as well as tying up deals for Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow for a combined £7m. Tottenham have stepped up their summer, signing Michel Vorm and Ben Davies from Swansea, and are closing in on Mateo Musacchio for close to £17m, as well as Eric Dier for £4m.
Chelsea have secured Diego Costa for £32m, Cesc Fabregas for £25m and Felipe Luis for around £16m. West Ham have signed up World Cup star Enner Valencia for £15m, West Brom have snapped up Dinamo Kyiv striker Brown Ideye for £10m and Man City’s two deals to date are Callabero from Malaga for £4m and Fernando from Porto for £12m. Southampton have lost 5 key players, but have signed three very good players in Graziano Pelle for £8m, Dusan Tadic for £10.9m and Chelsea’s Bertrand on loan. Arsenal have also done some great business. Alexis Sanchez has come in for nearly £40m, and Matheiu Debuchy and Calum Chambers have signed for a combined £28m. Crystal Palace have made an astute deal for Brede Hangelaand on a free.
Swansea have had a good summer. Montero has come in for around £4m, Bafe Gomis has joined on a free from Lyon, Gylfi Sigurdsson from Spurs, Lukazs Fabianski from Arsena; and Marvin Emnes from Boro. QPR have signed two quality centre backs – Rio Ferdinand has signed on a free from Man Utd, and Steven Caulker from Cardiff for £8m.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have done the highlight deals so far – James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos joined the Champions League winners for £94m, while Barcelona have signed Luis Suarez, Jeremy Mathieu, Ivan Rakitic, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Claudio Bravo for in excess of £120m. Atletico have also done some brilliant deals – the pick of which is Antoine Griezmann for £24m. Mario Mandzukic replaces Diego Costa, Guilherme Siqueira comes in after spending a year on loan at Benfica. Jan Oblak joins from Benfica and Angel Correa has joined from the Argentine league. Costa, Felipe Luis and David Villa all replaced.
Elsewhere Deportivo have signed Isaac Cuenca from Barcelona, Espanyol have signed ex-Man City striker Felipe Caicedo, Granada have signed Blackburn forward Ruben Rochina, Malaga have brought in Mexican hero Ochoa on a free and Luis Alberto from Liverpool on loan. Sociedad have replaced Griezmann with Alfred Finnbogason from Heerenveen, who was the top Eredivisie scorer with 29 goals. Valencia have purchased Benfica duo Andre Gomes and Rodrigo. Finally Villarreal have signed Denis Cheryshev on loan from Real Madrid and Jonathon Dos Santos from Barcelona.
Inter have done a few good deals so far – Nemanja Vidic has come in on a free transfer, Dodo has joined as has Yann M’vila on loan from Rubin Kazan. Roma have signed Davide Astori, Ashley Cole, Juan Iturbe (£15m), Leandro Paredes, Sanabria and Seydou Keita – they should have another good season! AC Milan have purchased Davide Agazzi, Jeremy Menez and Alex from PSG. Adil Rami has also come in from Valencia. Genoa have signed Diego Perotti from Sevilla. Juventus pulled off a coup in bring in Alvaro Morata for £20m, Patrice Evra for £1.5m, Luca Marrone and Kingsley Coman. Lazio have signed a top centre back in Stefan De Vrij from Feyenoord for an undisclosed fee, as well as Marco Parolo from Parma. Sassuolo have signed Sime Vrsaljko and Federico Peluso, but lost Domenico Berardi, who has gone back to Juventus as per the Co-ownership agreement. Torino, who are in the Europa League, have signed Fabio Quagliarella, Nocerino and Francesco Molinaro.
PSG have signed just two players, possibly as a result of the FFP fine and rulings – David Luiz for £40m and Serge Aurier on loan. Monaco, fresh from losing several key players, have so far signed Tiemoue Bakayoko for £8m and Aymen Abdennour for £12m. Marseille have signed duo Michy Batshuayi for £6m and Romain Alessandri for £5m. Lorient have signed Jordan Ayew for £4m from Marseille, and St Etienne have signed Yohan Mollo for £4m and Kevin Monnet-Paquet. Finally, Bordeaux have signed Wahbi Khazri from Bastia.
Onto Germany – Bayern have signed Robert Lewandowksi and Juan Bernat. Dortmund have replaced well – Ciro Immobile comes in from Torino/Juventus for £16m, Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid. Adrian Ramos and Mattias Ginter. Schalke have moved to sign Choupo-Moting, Dennis Aogo and Sidney Sam. Leverkusen have signed well too – Josip Drmic, who was one of the top scorers for relegated Nurmberg, Hakan Calhanoglu and Kyriakos Papadopoulos. Wolfsburg have also done well this window, bringing in Sebastian Jung, Aaron Hunt and Mateusz Klich.
Monchengladbach have brought in Thorgan Hazard on loan, Andre Hahn and Sammer – three good deals! Onto the smaller teams – Mainz have signed Benfica winger Filip Djuricic, Augsburg have brought in PSV striker Tim Matavz, Hoffenheim have signed Adam Szalai, Oliver Baumann and Bosnian world cup player Bickakcic from relegated side Braunschweig. Hertha Berlin have made a great signing in Valentin Stocker, Werder have brought in Izet Hajrovic from Galatasaray, Frankurt have made three astute signings in Haris Seferovic, Nelson Valdez and Lucas Piazon from Chelsea on loan. Lastly, Hamburg have signed Pierre Michel-Lasogga on a permanent deal, for around £7m.