PSG’s deal for Cavani puts the French champions on top.
They say money talks and in the case of football it is currently the Ligue 1 big spenders of Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco leading the way.
The £55m transfer of Edison Cavani from Napoli to PSG has put the French champions top of the pile – but can these sides really buy success?
Here’s the full list of money spent on new players by clubs since June 1 2012:
10. Liverpool – £84m.
The Reds have failed to qualify for the Champions League for four seasons running and yet they still make it onto the top 10 biggest spending list, ahead of both Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United.
Players such as Joe Allen and Fabio Borini have taken the spending under Brendan Rodgers to a little under £85m – although luckily there are no Andy Carroll-like slip-ups.
9. Barcelona – £91m.
Despite having forked out £48.6m for Brazilian sensation Neymar this transfer window, the Spanish giants have been fairly modest in the market otherwise.
Alex Song arrived from Arsenal and Valencia left-back Jordi Alba also signed at the Nou Camp 12 months ago to bring the total up.
8. Zenit St. Petersburg – £92m.
Huge fees to Portuguese duo FC Porto and Benfica for Hulk and Axel Witsel essentially take care of this total on their own, with the Brazilian costing nearly £50m alone.
In the case of the Russians this huge spending hasn’t quite bought them the Champions League success they so crave as yet.