The biggest fee of the window so far is the £73m Manchester United have agreed to pay Dortmund for the England winger Jadon Sancho – and United are unlikely to stop there. Last season’s runners-up are also interested in bringing Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga and Real Madrid defender Raphaël Varane to Old Trafford.
The champions, Manchester City, have been linked to Jack Grealish and Harry Kane but their only outlay so far has been on two South American prospects: Argentinian winger Darío Sarmiento and Brazilian forward Kayky, who will join officially in January. European champions Chelsea are keen to add a prolific striker with Romelu Lukaku and Erling Haaland both linked.
Liverpool have reinforced their defence with the signing of RB Leipzig centre-back Ibrahima Konaté and have been linked with Atlético midfielder Saúl Ñíguez. Arsenal have signed young left-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica and are also working on midfield acquisitions. Anderlecht’s Albert Sambi Lokonga is close to joining, while the club have also made a “concrete offer” to Sassuolo for Manuel Locatelli.
Leicester just missed out on the top four but have already brought in Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumaré and Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka for a combined £40m, with Ryan Bertrand expected to join on a free transfer. The FA Cup winners may face a fight to keep hold of Youri Tielemans amid a reported interest from Liverpool.
Tottenham are tracking versatile Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, while West Ham have missed out on forward Boulaye Dia, who has joined Villarreal. Everton have trimmed their squad but are yet to make any signings under Rafa Benítez. His former club, Newcastle, have also made a slow start to the window.
Leeds have brought in wing-back Junior Firpo from Barcelona and signed Jack Harrison permanently from Manchester City. Aston Villa have made one of the window’s boldest moves so far, paying £30m for Norwich playmaker Emi Buendía. Ashley Young has also returned to Villa Park on a free from Inter.
Wolves have a new manager in Bruno Lage but their focus remains on rising stars. Francisco Trincão is an eye-catching loan addition from Barcelona, while Colombian defender Yerson Mosquera has also joined. Patrick Vieira faces a major rebuild at Crystal Palace and has started with the signing of Reading French attacker Michael Olise.
Brighton have spent £18m on Zambian midfielder Enock Mwepu, but England defender Ben White has been linked with Arsenal. Southampton have bolstered their squad with a permanent move for Theo Walcott and also brought in Brest defender Romain Perraud. Burnley have spent £12m on promising Stoke centre-back Nathan Collins.
That move was partly funded by Norwich paying £8m to sign Ben Gibson permanently from Turf Moor. The returning Canaries have been busy, signing goalkeeper Angus Gunn, winger Milot Rashica and midfielder Pierre Lees-Melou. Most intriguing of all is the loan move for Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour.
Watford have been predictably active since securing promotion, with Danny Rose and Joshua King joining on free transfers. The Hornets have also signed forward Emmanuel Dennis and Nantes midfielder Imrân Louza for a combined £12m. By contrast, newcomers Brentford are yet to make a major signing.
Internazionale won the title but lost their head coach, Antonio Conte, as a result of cost-cutting measures. Achraf Hakimi’s move to PSG has covered three-quarters of the €80m Inter want to recoup in player sales this summer, while midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is a useful addition.
The Turkish midfielder has joined Gianluigi Donnarumma in departing Milan, but last year’s runners-up have made signings too. Lille keeper Mike Maignan will replace Donnarumma, while permanent deals have been struck for Chelsea defender Fiyako Tomori and midfielder Sandro Tonali. The Rossoneri are also keen on Olivier Giroud.
Juventus have reappointed Max Allegri in a bid to recapture the title and have secured a permanent deal for Weston McKennie. Atalanta have signed goalkeeper Juan Musso from Udinese but may face a battle to keep hold of Euro 2020 stars like Joakim Mæhle and Robin Gosens. Lazio are poised to re-sign Felipe Anderson in a cut-price move from West Ham.
New Roma manager José Mourinho has signed Wolves keeper Rui Patrício and also wants to bring in midfielder Granit Xhaka. Fiorentina beat a number of Premier League sides to the signing of Stuttgart winger Nicolás González. Bologna have reinforced with three signings including Sydney van Hooijdonk – son of Pierre – who joins from NAC Breda.
Traditionally the quickest among the “big five” to get the market rolling, Germany’s top flight has not disappointed. New Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann brings centre-back Dayot Upamecano with him from RB Leipzig, who have had a busy window themselves.
Striker André Silva has joined Leipzig from Frankfurt, with Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol and Dutch forward Brian Brobbey also joining new coach Jesse Marsch’s revamped squad. Borussia Dortmund hope to hold on to Haaland after losing Sancho, and have signed goalkeeper Gregor Kobel from Stuttgart.
Wolfsburg return to the Champions League this season, and have made early moves for Belgian defender Aster Vranckx and winger Max Philipp. Frankfurt have brought in five players for £6m, including Brondby playmaker Jesper Lindström and teenage winger Fabio Blanco. Leverkusen have signed Zenit keeper Andrey Lunev and full-back Mitchel Bakker from PSG.
Union Berlin are heading to Europe for the first time and have made 12 signings in a bid to bulk out their squad. Gladbach have brought in wide man Hannes Wolf from Leipzig while Augsburg have signed Germany U21 star Niklas Dorsch from Gent. Finally, Hertha Berlin have brought Kevin-Prince Boateng back to his boyhood club.
Barcelona have shrugged off speculation over their finances with a raft of signings. Memphis Depay moves from Lyon on a free along with Manchester City duo Sergio Agüero and Eric García. The club are close to confirming a new contract for Lionel Messi, and are in talks with Atlético Madrid over a swap deal involving Antoine Griezmann and Saúl.
Fresh from their dramatic title success, Atlético have strengthened their attacking options with the addition of Udinese playmaker Rodrigo De Paul and Fluminense’s Marcos Paulo. New Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti has made one signing – the expected arrival of David Alaba from Bayern on a free.
Under sporting director Monchi, Sevilla are usually busy in the transfer market – but so far this summer, only Eibar keeper Marko Dmitrovic has joined. Real Sociedad have signed Brighton keeper Mat Ryan and Peter Pokorny, a promising midfielder who will develop under academy coach Xabi Alonso. Returning Mallorca have made five signings in a bid to avoid relegation, and have offered a trial to Daniel Sturridge.
Arguably no club in Europe has made a bigger impact in this window than Paris Saint-Germain. Mauricio Pochettino has brought in three big-name free transfers: Gini Wijnaldum, Sergio Ramos and Donnarumma. In addition, €60m has been spent on versatile full-back Achraf Hakimi as the club look to regain their title.
By contrast, defending champions Lille have lost head coach Christophe Galtier and made no major moves – but they have kept the core of their team together. Galtier has joined Nice, who have signed Jean-Clair Todibo permanently. Rennes have brought in Lens centre-back Loïc Badé, while new Lyon manager Peter Bosz wants to reunite with his keeper at Ajax, André Onana.
Monaco have loaned in promising Bayern keeper Alexander Nübel for the season, and are also chasing AZ striker Myron Boadu. Jorge Sampaoli’s Marseille have already splashed out €20m on Flamengo midfielder Gerson and recruited Mattéo Guendouzi and Cengiz Under on loan deals, with Arsenal’s William Saliba set to follow.