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Luiz tops bill as Premier League bosses deadline day

FOOTBALL: David Luiz and Moussa Sissoko made the two biggest moves yesterday (Aug 31) as English Premier League clubs smashed spending records on the final day of the mid-year transfer window.

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Thursday 1 September 2016, 10:22AM


Luiz will re-join Chelsea after being sold to French side PSG for a world record fee for a defender of £50mn (B2.27bn) in 2014. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP
Luiz will re-join Chelsea after being sold to French side PSG for a world record fee for a defender of £50mn (B2.27bn) in 2014. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP

In late deals, Brazil defender Luiz returned to Chelsea after two years at Paris Saint-Germain, while France midfielder Sissoko left Newcastle United for Tottenham Hotspur.

The two moves took spending for English top-flight clubs to around £1.17 billion, according to Sky Sports – a record for a single transfer window.

“I’m delighted to return to Chelsea,” Luiz told the Chelsea website after signing a three-year contract.

“We had a fantastic story during my first time at the club and I want to help the team and (manager) Antonio Conte achieve a lot of success.”

Shaggy-haired centre-back Luiz, 29, became the world’s most expensive defender when PSG paid £50mn (B2.27bn) to prise him from Chelsea two years ago.

But he was tipped to lose his place to compatriot Marquinhos at PSG and has returned to Stamford Bridge for a reported fee of around £32mn (B1.45bn).

Chelsea also landed Spanish left-back Marcos Alonso from Fiorentina for a reported £23mn (B1.04bn), while Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado joined Juventus on a three-year loan.

Sissoko, 27, looked poised to join Everton for much of the day, only for Tottenham to reportedly gazump the Merseyside club with a late bid.

He signed a five-year contract and is thought to have cost Spurs around £30mn (B1.36bn).

“Hi fans. I’m happy to be here,” Sissoko told Spurs supporters in a video posted on the club’s Twitter page.

“I will give everything for you, for the team, and I hope we will win a lot of games and a lot of titles.”

Tottenham also signed France Under-21 winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou from Marseille for £11mn (B500mn), with Cameroon forward Clinton Njie going the other way on a season’s loan.

Everton consoled themselves with a loan deal for West Ham United’s Ecuadorean forward Enner Valencia.

At Manchester City, five players who have fallen out of favour under new manager Pep Guardiola left on season-long loans.

England goalkeeper Joe Hart completed his move to Italian side Torino and French midfielder Samir Nasri joined Europa League champions Sevilla.

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Wilfried Bony pitched up at Stoke City, French centre-back Eliaquim Mangala signed for Valencia and defender Jason Denayer joined Sunderland.

Flush from the proceeds of a new £5.14bn domestic television rights deal, Premier League clubs broke through the one billion pounds barrier in one transfer window for the first time.

Analysts believe European spending over the two-month window has easily been the highest yet.

English champions Leicester City broke their transfer record with the £29.7mn (B1.35bn) capture of Sporting Lisbon’s Algerian striker Islam Slimani, who agreed a five-year contract.

“I’ve always wanted to play in the Premier League and to get the opportunity to do that with the reigning champions was something I simply could not turn down,” Slimani said.

Sunderland were one of 13 English clubs to set a new club record during the window, signing 22-year-old Gabon midfielder Didier Ndong from French side Lorient for a confirmed fee of £16mn (B727mn).

Burnley were another, buying Irish midfielder Jeff Hendrick from Derby County for a reported £10mn.

Mario Balotelli's miserable spell at Liverpool is finally over after he joined French club Nice on a free transfer.

The wayward Italy forward scored just four goals in 28 appearances for Liverpool and spent last season on loan at AC Milan.

Arsenal’s injury-prone England international midfielder Jack Wilshere, 24, was loaned to Bournemouth after slipping down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium.

“"Jack is a player that needs no introduction and one that, quite rightly, our supporters will be excited to see,” said Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake.

It was a relatively quiet deadline day in Europe’s other major leagues.

In addition to Mangala, Spanish side Valencia signed Argentina international centre-back Ezequiel Garay from Zenit St Petersburg for a reported fee of 20 mn euros (B727mn).

Espanyol, who are now under Chinese ownership, swelled their ranks by signing goalkeeper Diego Lopez on loan from AC Milan and securing a loan deal for Mexico defender Diego Reyes from Porto.

In Germany, Werder Bremen signed German winger Serge Gnabry from Arsenal and Hamburg made a 10 mn euros (B386mn) move to bring Brazilian defender Douglas to the club from Atletico Mineiro.

 

 

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