The window's most expensive transfers

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While it was a blockbuster transfer window that saw Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi making surprise moves, the superstar duo is not among the 10 most expensive signings that came about.  

The latest transfer window was dominated by clubs from the Premier League, with seven of the 10 costliest signings going to teams in England's top flight. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see the 10 most expensive transfers that occurred in the latest window, per Transfermarkt

A number of records were broken, including one at Chelsea, with Romelu Lukaku's £103.5 million (R2 billion) move from Inter Milan becoming the Blues' most expensive transfer ever. 

Manchester United, meanwhile, finally secured the services of long-time target Jadon Sancho, who arrived from Borussia Dortmund at a fee of £76.5 million (R1.5 billion), making him the Red Devils' third most expensive transfer in the history of the club behind Paul Pogba and Harry Maguire. 

While the England international left the German top flight, French star Dayot Upamecano's £38.25m (R759 million) switch from RB Leipzig to Bayern Munich was the Bundesliga's most expensive signing of the window. 

Read: Official: Utd confirm star's R503m exit

Although the arrival of Messi and Sergio Ramos in Ligue 1 grabbed headlines, Morocco star Achraf Hakimi's £54 million (R1.07 billion) transfer from Inter to Paris Saint-Germain was the biggest signing in the French first division. 

While Liverpool had a relatively quiet transfer window, there is a Reds signing among the most expensive transfers that occurred, per Transfermarkt – scroll through the gallery above to find out who else features among the 10 costliest signings of the window!

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