European Transfer Window Opens

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The transfer window has opened for the majority of top-flight leagues in Europe, with players officially registering with new clubs or moving across the continent after letting their contract expire. Dortmund can finally officially call Andreas Beck and Viktor Fischer their own, after manager GS spent a combined £13.75m on the pair. Both players will be officially unveiled at a press conference tomorrow.

The largest deal completed so far today has been the £8.5m move of Argentian striker Facundo Ferreyra from Valez Sarsfield to Montpellier, though Arsenal’s capture of Lazio defender Stefan Radu for £5.5m raised some eyebrows.

Perhaps the talking point of the day has been Fernando Llorente’s move from Athletic Bilbao to AC Milan on a free, though Spanish Under-21 starlet Tiago has signed for Napoli after letting his contract at Atletico Madrid expire. Italian defender Salvatore Bocchetti has left Russian side Rubin Kazan for Manchester City.

Summer Transfers 2013 - Key Deals
                                                          £m
Holger Badstuber    Bayern Munich    ->  Manchester City  37.5
Antoine Griezmann   Real Sociedad    ->  Liverpool        21.0
Cheick Tioté        Newcastle        ->  Tottenham        20.5
Marek Hamsik        Napoli           ->  Paris SG         17.75
Isco                Malaga           ->  Paris SG         17.5
André Ayew          Marseille        ->  Chelsea          15.75
Pedro               Barcelona        ->  Arsenal          15.75
Gastón Ramirez      Southampton      ->  Tottenham        12.5
Pablo Armero        Udinese          ->  Tottenham        11.5
Stéphane Mbia       Queens Park Ran. ->  Galatasary       9.25
Facundo Ferreyra    Velez Sarsfield  ->  Montpellier      8.5
Alejandro Gomez     Catania          ->  Lille            7.75
Viktor Fischer      Ajax             ->  Dortmund         7.5
Beñat               Manchester City  ->  Marseille        7.25
Nathan Dyer         Swansea City     ->  Stoke City       7.0
José Bosingwa       Queens Park Ran. ->  Marseille        6.75
Andreas Beck        Hoffenheim       ->  Dortmund         6.25
Salvatore Bocchetti Rubin Kazan      ->  Manchester City  Free
Fernando Llorente   Athletic Bilbao  ->  AC Milan         Free
Tiago               Atletico Madrid  ->  Napoli           Free
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