David Luiz's surprise return to Chelsea
David Luiz made a surprise return to Chelsea after spending two years with Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian signed a deal worth €62 million, a world record transfer for a defender. He was part of the blues for three years from 2011 to 2014, before he joined the French club. Luiz has signed a three year deal with Chelsea.
In a record $116m deal, Pogba returns to ManU
Signing a five year deal, French footballer Paul Pogba returned to English club Manchester United in a record €105m deal, making him the world's most expensive footballer. As a teenager, Pogba was part of ManU before he shifted to Italian club Juventus in 2012. Previously, Gareth Bale was the most expensive player when he was bought by Real Madrid for €100m.
I don't care about Pogba deal: Bale
Welshman Gareth Bale, who was the costliest football player before Paul Pogba signed a record breaking deal with Manchester United said that he was not fussed and did not care about the deal.
Juventus make Italy's most expensive deal
In what will be the most expensive transfer in the history of Italian football, Juventus has signed a five-year deal with Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain for €90 million. Gonzalo was acquired from Napoli, with whom he has been playing from 2013. This deal is the fourth costliest in the world, making Gonzalo the most expensive South-American footballer of all time.
Most expensive purchases of 2016
Brazilian striker Hulk was transferred to Shanghai SIPG for €55.8m. Manchester City purchased John Stones for €55.8m and Leroy Sane for €43.8m. Skhodran Mustafi's transfer from Valencia to Arsenal for €41.2m was the costliest for the club this year. Liverpool acquired Sadio Mane from Southampton for €41m. Spanish club Barcelona FC spent more than €100m, acquiring six new faces for the club.
Premier League clubs smash last year's records
Last year's total of £870 million was broken this year as the clubs made record deals worth £1.1 billion. Manchester United made the most expensive transfer by acquiring Paul Pogba, where as 12 other clubs broke their previous transfer records.