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11 most expensive player transactions from soccer's summer transfer window

During the summer transfer window, hundreds of millions change hands between soccer clubs for the top players.

Soccer’s summer transfer window is officially closed and the deadline spurred the usual flurry of last-minute transactions. The most active club was the wealthy, and currently floundering, Manchester United, who bought Daley Blind from Ajax and loaned Radamel Falcao from Monaco for a reported $24 million and $9 million respectively.

The moves capped a busy summer for new Manchester United boss Luis van Gaal, who’s tasked with revamping a roster that turned in a seventh-place finish in the Premier League last year. The club sold Danny Welbeck to Arsenal at the deadline for $26 million to make room for all the roster turnover.

The major deadline deals pale in comparison to the marquee moves over the course of the entire summer transfer window. Below are the 11 most expensive player transactions from this year’s summer window, with their reported transfer fees.

Luis Suarez, Barcelona (from Liverpool)

(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Reported fee: $128 million

James Rodriguez, Real Madrid (from Monaco)

(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)
(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)

Reported fee: $107 million

Angel di Maria, Manchester United (from Real Madrid)

(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Reported fee: $99 million

David Luiz, Paris Saint-Germain (from Chelsea)

(AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
(AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

Reported fee: $83 million

Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal (from Barcelona)

(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Reported fee: $65 million

Diego Costa, Chelsea (from Atletico Madrid)

(AP Photo/PA, Andrew Matthews)
(AP Photo/PA, Andrew Matthews)

Reported fee: $60 million

Eliaquim Mangala, Manchester City (from FC Porto)

Eliaquim Mangala

Reported fee: $55 million

Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea (from Barcelona)

(AP Photo/Jon Super)
(AP Photo/Jon Super)

Reported fee: $55 million

Luke Shaw, Manchester United (from Southampton)

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)
(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Reported fee: $55 million

Ander Herrera, Manchester United (from Athletic Bilbao)

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)
(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Reported fee: $50 million

Romelu Lukaku, Everton (from Chelsea)

(AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
(AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

Reported fee: $47 million

Transfer fee figures via ProSoccerTalk

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