Transfer deadline day’s biggest deals

Paul Pogba’s record move to Manchester United may have dominated this summer’s headlines however there was still plenty of movement to come in the final day of the open market – ‘Deadline Day’.

Players returned to former clubs, Manchester City went on a loaning spree, Liverpool FC cut their losses while other clubs broke their transfer records.

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Here are some of the major movements from the Premier League on transfer Deadline Day 2016.

DAVID LUIZ (£34m) – From: Paris Saint-Germain | To: Chelsea

MOUSSA SISSOKO (£30m) – From Newcastle Utd | To: Tottenham Hotspur

JACK WILSHERE (Loan) – From: Arsenal | To: Bournemouth

JOE HART (Loan) – From: Manchester City | To: Torino FC (Serie A)

MARIO BALOTELLI (Free) – From: Liverpool FC | To: Nice

ALVARO ARBELOA (Free) – From: Real Madrid  | To: West Ham United

ISLAM SLIMANI (£29m) – From: Sporting Lisbon (Primeira Liga) | To: Leicester City

WILFRIED BONY (Loan) – From: Manchester City | To: Stoke City

SAMIR NASRI (Loan) – From: Manchester City | To: Sevilla FC

MARCOS ALONSO (£23m) – From: Fiorentina (Serie A) | To: Chelsea

ENNER VALENCIA (Loan) – From: West Ham United | To: Everton

JUAN CUADRADO (Loan) – From: Chelsea | To: Juventus

DIDIER NDONG (£29m) –  From: Lorient (Ligue 1)  |  To: Sunderland


DAVID LUIZ – ESTIMATED £34M TRANSFER
FROM: Paris Saint-Germain
TO: 
Chelsea

Only two years after leaving Stamford Bridge in an estimated £40 million move to Paris Saint-Germain, the Brazilian defender is on his way back to London.

The deal is believed to be worth around £34 million, providing another defensive recruit for Antonio Conte.

MOUSSA SISSOKO – £30M TRANSFER
FROM: Newcastle Utd
TO: Tottenham Hotspur

Having been linked to clubs across Europe, Sissoko’s 5-year deal with Tottenham was one of the last made prior to the market closing and is believed to be worth approximately £30 million.

JACK WILSHERE – LOAN (SEASON)
FROM: Arsenal
TO: Bournemouth

Despite boasting 34 international caps, the English midfielder has only amassed 80 Premier League starts in eight years with Arsenal.

The 24-year-old will be looking to stay healthy and accrue some significant game-time with the Cherries as he looks to resurrect his club career.

JOE HART – LOAN (SEASON)
FROM: Manchester City
TO: Torino FC (Serie A)

Having already been spotted with his new club’s shirt in Tuscany, Joe Hart’s season-loan to Torino was confirmed on Wednesday.

After the goalkeeper became surplus to Manchester City’s new coach, Pep Guardiola, Hart has found a temporary home with the seven-time Italian Champions, where regular game-time will be all but assured.

MARIO BALOTELLI – FREE TRANSFER
FROM: Liverpool FC
TO: Nice (Ligue 1)

Since a £16 million transfer in 2014, Balotelli has made just 28 appearances and scored four goals for Liverpool. Having loaned him out to AC Milan last season, the club has decided to cut their losses and allowed the striker to undertake a free transfer to Nice.

ALVARO ARBELOA – FREE TRANSFER
FROM: Real Madrid
TO: West Ham

After being released by the European Champions, West Ham signed Arbeloa on a one-year deal.

ISLAM SLIMANI – ESTIMATED £29M TRANSFER
FROM: Sporting Lisbon (Primeira Liga)
TO: Leicester City

The English Champions have broken their club transfer record on deadline day with the signing of the 28-year-old from Sporting Lisbon.

The Algerian international forward has signed a five-year deal worth approximately £29 million.

WILFRIED BONY – LOAN
FROM: Manchester City
TO: Stoke City

Since his £28 million transfer from Swansea to Manchester City in January 2015, Bony has only made 15 league starts and new coach Pep Guardiola has seemingly decided the striker is surplus to his needs.

SAMIR NASRI – LOAN
FROM:
Manchester City 
TO: Sevilla FC (La Liga)

The midfielder has come struggled with injuries in recent seasons while also competing for places in the star-studded City line-up. A move to Sevilla presents the Frenchman an opportunity for more consistent playing time.

MARCOS ALONSO – £23M TRANSFER
FROM:
Fiorentina (Serie A)
TO:
Chelsea

The former Sunderland and Bolton defender returns to England in an unexpected £23 million deal from Serie A’s Fiorentina, helping Antonio Conte to bolster his defensive ranks.

ENNER VALENCIA – LOAN (SEASON)
FROM: West Ham United
TO: Everton

Despite making a number of starting appearances this season, the signing of Simone Zaza from Juventus has rendered Valencia as surplus to the Hammers’ striking needs.

JUAN CUADRADO – LOAN (3 YRS)
FROM: Chelsea
TO: 
Juventus

The Colombian returns to Juventus, however this time departs West London on a three-year loan with the Italian Champions.

DIDIER NDONG – ESTIMATED £13.6M
FROM: Lorient (Ligue 1)
TO: Sunderland

The £13.6m transfer is Sunderland’s highest up-front fee paid for any player in the club’s history, surpassing the £13 million outlaid for Asamoah Gyan in 2010.

Ndong, 22, has signed a five-year deal at the Stadium of Light from Ligue 1’s Lorient.

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