Three Premier League clubs feature Europe’s top 10 big spenders…
10) Shakhtar Donetsk £59m
The Ukrainians reinvested the money they received from Manchester City for Fernandinho, and beat off competition from Arsenal and Porto to sign talented young Brazilian Bernard, and spent £13m on fellow young Brazilian Fred from Internacional.
9) Dinamo Moscow £60m
The Russian club raided their league rivals Anzhi Makhachkala, buying six of their best players, including Aleksandr Kokorin for £16m, and Chris Samba for £9m.
8) Barcelona £61m
The Catalan giants finally captured Neymar for £50m, and football fans all over Europe cannot wait to see the brilliant Brazilian prodigy combine with the world’s greatest footballer: Lionel Messi.
7) Chelsea £68.5m
Returning manager Jose Mourinho strengthened the midfield at Stamford Bridge this summer, hijacking Spurs’ £30m deal for Willian, and bringing in talented duo Andre Schurrle and Marco Van Ginkel, too.
6) Napoli £76.5m
Rafa Benitez’s Napoli side reinvested their Edinson Cavani money wisely, bringing in Gonzalo Giguain for £32m, and Jose Callejon and Raul Albiol among others.