1. Enzo Fernandez (Chelsea from Benfica, 2023) $131 million
2. Jack Grealish (Man City from Aston Villa, 2021) $124 million
3. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea from Inter Milan, 2021) $121 million
4. Paul Pogba (Man United from Juventus, 2016) $110 million
5. Harry Maguire (Man United from Leicester City, 2019) $99 million
NOTE: Chelsea has spent more than $600 million on transfer fees since American Todd Boehly took ownership of the club in June 2022.
• In 2019, Christian Pulisic joined Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund on a $70 million transfer fee.
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• New York-born Folarin Balogun, playing on loan from Arsenal, scored a hat trick in Reims' 4-2 win over Lorient. Balogun, 21, who grew up in England playing for
Arsenal's academy, played for the Tab Ramos-coached U.S. U-18s in 2018 between appearing for England's U-17/18s and U-20/21s. Balogun indicated late last year he's keeping his options open on
playing England, the USA or Nigeria. With 14 goals, he leads Ligue 1 in scoring with 14 goals, one more than PSG's Kylian Mbappe. (Video)
• The 20-year-old Germany-raised U.S. attacker Malik Tillman, with a smartly struck close-range volley, scored his sixth Scottish Premiership goal of the season in Rangers' 3-0 win at Hearts. Second-place Rangers trails leader Celtic by nine points. (Video)
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• The Houston Dash acquired defender Courtney Petersen from Orlando City and its 2024 NWSL Draft third-round pick in exchange for $65,000 in allocation money and up to $25,000 in additional allocation money if conditions are met. The 25-year-old Michigan product made 41 appearances for the Pride since arriving out of the University of Virginia via the 2020 NWSL College Draft.
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In the FIFA Club World Cup opener, Egypt's Al Ahly beat Auckland City, 3-0, to earn a clash with the tournament's Concacaf representative. Read the whole story
Only two of Top 20 most expensive January transfers two did not involve English Premier League clubs. Read the whole story
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