The Premier League summer transfer deadline passed on Monday evening, with Radamel Falcao's move to Manchester United the undoubted headline-grabber as England's giants scrambled to reinforce their squad.
In the end, the top flight smashed its previous record spend with a total of more than £850 million being forked out in fees this summer, some clubs inordinately more active than others.
Read on for a breakdown of all the deals to have been concluded on deadline day, along with a selection of the best value-for-money investments.
|Radamel Falcao||Manchester United||Monaco||Season-Long Loan|
|Michael Keane||Burnley||Manchester United||Season-Long Loan|
|Nick Powell||Leicester City||Manchester United||Season-Long Loan|
|Danny Welbeck||Arsenal||Manchester United||£16 million|
|Hatem Ben Arfa||Hull City||Newcastle United||Season-Long Loan|
|Tom Lawrence||Leicester City||Manchester United||£1 million|
|Sadio Mane||Southampton||Red Bull Salzburg||£10 million|
|Kevin Doyle||Crystal Palace||Wolves||Season-Long Loan|
|Toby Alderweireld||Southampton||Atletico Madrid||Season-Long Loan|
|Morgan Amalfitano||West Ham United||Marseille||£2 million|
|Niko Kranjcar||Queens Park Rangers||Dynamo Kiev||Season-Long Loan|
|Alvaro Negredo||Valencia||Manchester City||Season-Long Loan|
|Oussama Assaidi||Stoke City||Liverpool||Season-Long Loan|
|Gaston Ramirez||Hull City||Season-Long Loan|
|Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa||Roma||Newcastle United||Season-Long Loan|
|Sandro||Queens Park Rangers||Tottenham||£6 million|
|Micah Richards||Fiorentina||Manchester City||Season-Long Loan|
|James McArthur||Crystal Palace||Wigan Athletic||£7 million|
|Ryo Miyaichi||FC Twente||Arsenal||Season-Long Loan|
|Ezekiel Fryers||Crystal Palace||Tottenham||£3 million|
|Kris Scott||Leicester City||Swansea City||Free|
|Daley Blind||Manchester United||Ajax||£13.8 million|
|Ricardo Alvarez||Sunderland||Inter||Season-Long Loan|
|Mohamed Diame||Hull City||West Ham United||£3.5 million|
|Sebastian Coates||Sunderland||Liverpool||Season-Long Loan|
|Lewis Holtby||Hamburg||Tottenham||Season-Long Loan|
|Abel Hernandez||Hull City||Palermo||£9.5 million|
|Javier Hernandez||Real Madrid||Manchester United||Season-Long Loan|
|Brian Lenihan||Hull City||Cork City||Undisclosed|
|Karim El Ahmadi||Feyenoord||Aston Villa||Undisclosed|
|George Boyd||Burnley||Hull City||£3 million|
|Modou Barrow||Swansea City||Ostersunds FK||Undisclosed|
|Modibo Diakite||Free Agency||Sunderland||Released|
|Tomislav Gomelt||Bari||Tottenham||Season-Long Loan|
|Souleymane Coulibaly||Bari||Tottenham||Season-Long Loan|
|Marco van Ginkel||Milan||Chelsea||Season-Long Loan|
|Benjamin Stambouli||Tottenham||Montpellier||£4 million|
|Nathaniel Chalobah||Burnley||Chelsea||Season-Long Loan|
|Valentin Roberge||Reims||Sunderland||Season-Long Loan|
|Jose Canas||Espanyol||Swansea City||Contract terminated|
For a full view of the deadline day transfers, visit Sky Sports.
Best Deadline Day Moves
Benjamin Stambouli, Montpellier to Tottenham
There wasn't much to speak of in terms of superstar movement at White Hart Lane this summer, but Tottenham's sense for market value was as strong as ever, particularly in signing Benjamin Stambouli for only £4 million.
As Goal.com's Ligue 1 writer Robin Bairner attests, the 24-year-old will prove his worth to be far more than that sum, WhoScored.com supplying reason as to why:
Benjamin Stambouli: Has made 65 more tackles + interceptions (179) in league games since the start of last season than any Tottenham player— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) September 1, 2014
Mauricio Pochettino may not have been able to land Morgan Schneiderlin from former club Southampton, but at a fraction of the cost, he's got a talent with the potential to show just as much promise.
Lewis Holtby heading on loan to Hamburg frees up space in Spurs' central midfield, and Sandro's switch to QPR leaves room for another tough-tackling anchor to come in.
Stambouli has a touch more elegance to his game than both those players, and Montpellier will be sorry not to have been able to demand a bigger sum.
Daley Blind, Ajax to Manchester United
Recently named Dutch Footballer of the Year, it's been a whirlwind 12 months for Daley Blind, his World Cup summer coming to a head with a £13.8 million move to Manchester United.
Blind's acquisition is partly so valuable because of his malleability, able to fill in at left-back, central midfield or as a wing-back, which fits in perfectly with the 3-5-2 system Louis van Gaal is hoping to see progress.
The official Premier League Twitter account quotes the player expressing how happy he is to rejoin his former national team coach, a relationship that promises to benefit both player and manager in the long run:
Despite his versatility, Blind can very much be a specialist in those roles played, as Squawka shows with his success in midfield last season:
Playing central midfield for Ajax last season, Daley Blind completed 1777 passes. No midfielder in the Eredivisie completed more.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 1, 2014
All things considered and with his World Cup hype in full flow, the figure paid for Blind will prove extremely smart, his combination of strong physical foundations combined with finer nuances set to play a major part in United's campaign.
Radamel Falcao, Monaco to Manchester United
The finances involved run far deeper than fees alone, but all things considered, £6 million is a terrific figure at which to get Radamel Falcao's services for an entire season.
According to The Telegraph's Mark Ogden, wages of £265,000 per week push the entire cost of the transfer up to roughly £20 million for the season, but salary is a statistic that often fluctuates matters needlessly.
The £16 million departure of Danny Welbeck to Arsenal and Javier Hernandez's loan to Real Madrid make sure that there's room for Falcao in Van Gaal's attack, Norwegian pundit Jan Aage Fjortoft spelling out the value of the deal in no uncertain terms:
You may argue that Man UTD have gone "crazy". You may say they needed a centrehalf more. But Falcao. What a fantastic player/goalgetter— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) September 2, 2014
And that's a truth to the matter; whether required at the club or not, United saw a good deal for Falcao and took it, their goal count sure to soar as a result. Not many strikers can offer the same certainties.