In terms of money spent, Liverpool top the list with 182 million euros in transfers, while West Ham have remarkably cashed in 95m euros on the acquisitions of Jack Wilshere (free transfer), Felipe Anderson, Issa Diop and Andriy Yarmolenko.
City broke a number of records in 2017/18, with their Premier League points tally hitting the 100 mark in what was an unprecedented achievement.
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City have been quiet in the transfer market, adding just Riyad Mahrez from Leicester, but their attacking potency and ability to dominate possession should be even stronger with the addition of the Algerian.
The deal, which is not yet finalised, is said to please all three parties as the 24-year-old is guaranteed regular game time, Chelsea will have another option for their midfield and Real do not permanently lose out on a player they still rate highly.
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While Paul Pogba's Manchester United future will need to be resolved amid interest from Barcelona, the dealings are going on at Chelsea with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois set for Real Madrid and Kepa Arrizabalaga arriving from Athletic Bilbao. Today, big news coming out of Chelsea...