Sunday 18 February 2018


This season's buys -- including the likes of Raul Meireles, Oriel Romeu and Romelu Lukaku -- can't be judged fairly yet, but their transfer fees have been included in total figures.

• John Obi Mikel: £16m from Lyn Oslo/Man Utd (2006) MISS

• Andrey Shevchenko: £30m from Milan (2006) MISS

• Salomon Kalou: £8m from Feyenoord (2006) MISS

• Michael Ballack: Free from Bayern Munich (2006) HIT

• Ashley Cole: £5m + Willam Gallas from Arsenal (2006) HIT

• Khalid Boulahrouz: £8m from Hamburg (2006) MISS

• Florent Malouda: £13.5m from Lyon (2007) HIT

• Branislav Ivanovic: £8m (2008) from Lokomotiv Moscow HIT

• Nicolas Anelka: £15m from Bolton (2008) HIT

• Jose Bosingwa: £16m from Porto (2008) MISS

• Deco: £8m from Barca (2008) MISS

• Daniel Sturridge: £4m from Man City (2009) HIT

• Yuri Zhirkov: £18m from CSKA Moscow (2009) MISS

• Yossi Benayoun: £5m from Liverpool (2010) MISS

• Ramires: £18m from Benfica

(2010) HIT

• Fernando Torres: £50m from Liverpool (2011) MISS

• David Luiz: £26m from Benfica (2011) MISS

• Juan Mata: £23m from Valencia (2011) HIT

Total spend since

2006 league win: £339.5m

Total received: £134.4m

Net spend: £205.1m

Irish Independent

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