In the world of English football, the last few hours of the summer transfer window are always packed with entertainment and drama as clubs rush to tie up last minute deals, often for inflated prices.
This year, Premier League spending reached an incredible £835 million, smashing the previous record.
Transfer activity was also intense in Spain's La Liga, though spending only reached £425 million, just over half that of England. Serie A was Europe's third highest spending league with a mere £260 million.The catch of the day in England was unquestionably Radamel Falcao who joined struggling Manchester United for a £16 million season long loan deal from Monaco.
This chart shows summer transfer window spending in 2014.
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