David Luiz's surprise return to Chelsea

03 Sep 2016 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
Football transfer deals in 2016

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 context: Football transfer deals in 2016

03 Sep 2016In 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.

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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.
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Juventus make Italy's most expensive deal

Gonzalo HiguainJuventus 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.

03 Sep 2016David Luiz's surprise return to Chelsea

Other dealsMost 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.