FIFA’s official deadline is the August 31, but for English clubs the official closing time is at 5pm on Thursday August 9, ahead of the season’s curtain raiser between Manchester United and Leicester on August 10.

Here are the most expensive players in 2018/19 season

  1. Neymar £199.8m – PSG
  2. Mbappe £121m – PSG
  3. Coutinho £112m – Barcelona
  4. Ronaldo £105m – Juventus
  5. Pogba £94m – Manchester United
  6. Kepa £71.6m – Chelsea
  7. Van Dijk £70.1m – Liverpool
  8. Rodriguez £67.5m – Real Madrid
  9. Laporte £58.5m – Manchester City
  10. Mendy £51.75m – Manchester City
  11. Walker £47.5m – Manchester City

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