Real Madrid sold a highly-rated midfielder to a Premier League side, while Chelsea parted ways with five players in the past week. Here are the 12 of the latest done deals, including two South African stars!
On Friday morning. it was confirmed that Los Blancos had sold Martin Odegaard to Arsenal after he spent the second half of the 2020/21 campaign on loan with the Gunners.
The Norway international was officially signed by the Londoners for a fee believed to be in the region of £30 million (R623 million), plus bonuses worth £4 million (R83 million), according to Sky Sports.
In Italy, Jose Mourinho, who has already sold or loaned out quite a few first-team players since arriving at Serie A giants Roma, continued his axing spree when he let former FC Barcelona winger Pedro join the Giallorossi's biggest rivals Lazio as a free agent after agreeing to have the player's contract terminated.
According to BBC Sport, the 34-year-old is the first player to move between the fierce Italian rivals in 36 years.
After signing Romelu Lukaku last week, Chelsea confirmed as many as five departures this week, with Tammy Abraham's €40 million (R711 million) move to Mourinho's Roma being the most lucrative deal for the club.
The English striker struggled for game time at Stamford Bridge after manager Thomas Tuchel's arrival in the club's helm last season, making only four starts in their time together, so he will be hoping for regular minutes and goals in Serie A.
Meanwhile, 2020 UEFA European Championship winner Emerson Palmieri was loaned out to Olympique Lyon after seemingly falling down the Blues' pecking order due to Marcos Alonso's resurgence under the German manager.
Other notable transfers that took place this week include two involving overseas-based South African players who moved to new clubs in Europe – scroll through the gallery above to see more of the latest done deals!
Here are some high-profile players who are reportedly still looking to move to new clubs in this window