Plenty of clubs were splashing the cash.
Premier League clubs have broken their transfer spending record for a season in the summer window alone.
Estimates from Deloitte’s sports business group show gross spending this summer of £1.9B ($2.2B), surpassing by £487.8M ($564.1M) the previous record, spent across the summer and January windows of the 2017-18 season.
The top spending teams this window are:
Chelsea - £278.4m
Manchester United - £227.4m
West Ham - £179.15m
Tottenham - £172m
Nottingham Forest - £157.25m
Manchester City - £128.8m
Newcastle - £123m