Leicester City are the newest club to break their record fee with the £28 million recruitment of Islam Slimani from Sporting CP. Other clubs to break their records today include Burnley, Sunderland, and Everton. In fact, Arsenal are one of just 6 clubs not to have broken their transfer records in 2016.
Aside from the deals discussed earlier, the Manchester club has loaned out another couple of players. Eliaquim Mangala has joined Valencia on a season-long loan and Belgian centre back Jason Denayer is expected to join Sunderland on yet another season-long loan deal.
The deal for David Luiz has not yet been made official but the player has jumped the gun a little bit. The defender has updated his official Facebook page to show professional pictures of him wearing the new Chelsea kit. Elsewhere the Blues have spent £23 million on former-Bolton Wanderers left back Marcos Alonso.
Spurs went from Isco to Moussa Sissoko to, well, nobody. The Newcastle midfielder is close to joining Everton after Ronald Koeman put up £30 million for the Frenchman. Spurs have however confirmed two signings today. The North London side have brought in goalkeeper Pau Lopez on a season-long loan deal as well as confirming the long-awaited deal for Marseille winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou.
Elsewhere, Liverpool have finally gotten rid of Mario Balotelli, West Brom have signed European Championship superstar Hal Robson-Kanu, Sunderland have signed Didier Ndong, and West Ham have brought in former-Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa.
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