The 2023 summer transfer window is in full swing and big moves are happening almost every day. Arguably the major theme of the window has been prominent players choosing to go and play in the Saudi Pro League, rather than remain in Europe.
Every single transfer window in recent years has left us wondering how things can get any more dramatic, confusing and ridiculous, and 2023 certainly hasn't been any different.
The closer we get to the end of the transfer window, the weirder the deals become. Clubs realise they simply have to get a striker through the door, and they will pay what is needed even for a player they previously had little to no interest in. Think of Odion Ighalo or Wout Weghorst's spells at Manchester United.
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When does the 2023 summer transfer window close?
Having opened on June 14, the summer transfer window for Premier League teams is going to slam shut on September 1, at 23:00 BST. That means that most teams will play around three league games before the window closes, providing further info as to whether new players are needed.
The window will close at the same time in the EFL, but there will be some variation around the major leagues in Europe. Serie A, La Liga, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 all shut on September 1, but the times are not the same for everyone which always causes an added layer of panic for clubs.
The Dutch Eredivisie shuts on August 31, while Turkish and Portuguese clubs will be buying players up until September 15 and 22 respectively - opening up the possibility of sales without the ability to replace.
Perhaps more importantly, the Saudi Pro League transfer window is open until September 20.
*All times BST.
Date window closes
September 1, 23:00
September 1, 23:00
September 1, 18:00
September 1, 19:00
September 1, 17:00
September 1, 22:00
Turkish Super Lig
Saudi Pro League
2023 summer transfer window - biggest moves so far
The Saudi Pro League has been dominating the headlines with the likes of Neymar, Karim Benzema, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino heading there, but there's been plenty of money spent in the Premier League too.
In terms of the biggest fees, Moises Caicedo's move from Brighton to Chelsea tops the lot, just ahead of Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham, Harry Kane, Josko Gvardiol and Kai Havertz are other big-money movers, with cash also splashed by Manchester United on Andre Onana and Mason Mount, and by Chelsea on Christopher Nkunku and others.
£100m + £15m in add-ons
£100m + £5m in add-ons
£88m (25.6m add-ons
£86m + £14m in add-ons
£64m + £8m in add-ons