The list of the biggest January deals so far is dominated by the Premier League, and led by Chelsea’s swoop for Arsenal target Mykhailo Mudryk, with the Blues paying an initial £62.1m. Mudryk joins Benoît Badiashile, Andrey Dantos, David Datro Fofana and loanee João Félix at Stamford Bridge, while Arsenal quickly moved on to secure Leandro Trossard from Brighton.
Liverpool also pulled off something of a coup with an initial £37m deal to sign Cody Gakpo from PSV, after the Dutch winger had been heavily linked with Manchester United. Erik ten Hag has recruited his compatriot, Wout Weghorst, on loan, while Cristiano Ronaldo has landed at Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia after leaving Old Trafford.
There has also been plenty of cash thrown around by teams battling the drop: Leeds have spent almost £50m on Max Wöber and Georginio Rutter, while Wolves have added quality in Matheus Cunha, Pablo Sarabia and Mario Lemina. Bournemouth have signed Lorient winger Dango Ouattara, with West Ham moving for Danny Ings.
Things have been quieter around Europe, but Atlético have signed Memphis Depay from Barcelona, and Dortmund have secured a new full-back in Union Berlin’s Julian Ryerson. Bayern Munich have brought in goalkeeper Yann Sommer and Daley Blind, and there is still time for Europe’s heavyweights to make late moves …