The biggest deals involving defenders and sides from the English top tier.
Although much of the attention of the footballing world is glued to the 2014 World Cup, there is still the matter of the transfer window as well.
Premier League sides are looking to improve their squads over the summer, with Chelsea’s signing of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona on Thursday the biggest to date.
However, defence seems to be priority for some of the most high profile clubs in the English top tier and here are the 10 biggest deals involving stars from the back.
10. Serge Aurier, Toulouse
With Bacary Sagna on his way out of Arsenal the North Londoners are on the hunt for a new right-back and a deal for this 21-year-old looked as good as done.
Aurier greatly impressed in Ligue 1 in 2013/14 and has even admitted he will be joining the Gunners, but Liverpool are still hoping to spoil the party.