01.09.2015 19:43 h

Top 10 Premier League transfer window deals

AFP Sports lists the 10 biggest incoming Premier League transfers of the close-season transfer window after the deadline passed on Tuesday (fees approximate and as reported by British media):

Kevin De Bruyne

- Wolfsburg (GER) to Manchester City; £58 million ($89.3 million, 79.8 million euros)

De Bruyne failed to impose himself at Chelsea and was sold to Wolfsburg in January last year for £18 million, but City saw fit to break their transfer record for the Belgian playmaker after he scored 16 goals and provided 29 assists last season. The 24-year-old is expected to line up on the right-hand side of City's attack, alongside David Silva and fellow new signing Raheem Sterling.

Raheem Sterling

- Liverpool to Manchester City; £44 million, rising to £49 million

Public refusal to sign a new contract worth £100,000 per week with Liverpool earned Sterling widespread opprobrium, but did not deter City from making the 20-year-old the most expensive English player in history. The England forward opened his City account with a neat volley in last weekend's 2-0 win over Watford.

Anthony Martial

- Monaco (FRA) to Manchester United; £36 million, rising to £59 million

The most stunning deal of the European transfer window saw United sign Martial from Monaco in a deal that reportedly made him the most expensive teenager in the sport's history. The 19-year-old former Lyon youth player made only 52 league appearances for Monaco, scoring 11 goals, and had just received his first France call-up.

Christian Benteke

- Aston Villa to Liverpool; £32.5 million

Having plundered 101 goals in 2013-14, Liverpool managed a meagre 52 last season, the legacy of Daniel Sturridge's injury problems and Luis Suarez's departure to Barcelona. The club took remedial action by signing burly Belgium international Benteke, who scored 49 goals for Villa in 101 appearances.

Nicolas Otamendi

- Valencia (ESP) to Manchester City; £32 million

A year after splashing out around £32 million on French defender Eliaquim Mangala, City went big on another centre-back in the shape of Otamendi. The 27-year-old was not selected by Argentina for last year's World Cup, but played a key role in the side that reached the final of this year's Copa America.

Roberto Firmino

- Hoffenheim (GER) to Liverpool; £29 million

Another big-money arrival at Anfield, 23-year-old forward Firmino signed after four impressive years at Hoffenheim that saw him break into the Brazil squad. "He is a very, very good player -- he scores a lot of great goals, and that's what we need," said new team-mate Emre Can.

Memphis Depay

- PSV Eindhoven (NED) to Manchester United; £25 million

Blooded by Louis van Gaal at international level, Depay rejoined forces with the former Netherlands manager after inspiring PSV to the Eredivisie title with a league-leading haul of 22 goals. A direct, skilful forward, he scored two goals and made two more in United's 7-1 aggregate win over Club Brugge in the Champions League play-off round.

Morgan Schneiderlin

- Southampton to Manchester United; £25 million

Emerged as one of the leading holding midfielders in England during his seven-year spell with Southampton and is now a candidate to anchor France's midfield at the 2016 European Championship. Already providing a calming presence in front of the United defence.

Son Heung-min

- Bayer Leverkusen (GER) to Tottenham Hotspur; £22 million

Seeking a strike partner for last season's breakthrough star Harry Kane, Tottenham moved for South Korea international Son, who is a major star in his homeland. The 23-year-old scored 29 goals for Leverkusen in 87 appearances after signing from Hamburg in 2013.

Pedro Rodriguez

- Barcelona (ESP) to Chelsea; £21.2 million

Decorated Spain international Pedro seemed to be on the brink of joining United, only for Jose Mourinho's Chelsea to beat them to the punch. The 28-year-old forward scored and set up a goal for Diego Costa on his debut as Chelsea won 3-2 at West Bromwich Albion. "I knew straight away he would make an impact in this team," said team-mate Cesc Fabregas.