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Chelsea have been a high spending side in the transfer market since Roman Abramovich took over the club in 2003, and even after a decade the Blues still remain one of Europe’s biggest spenders.
Chelsea splashed a world-record fee on goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga last year and have signed up a number of massive transfer signings in the past, with the likes of Fernando Torres, Christian Pulisic, Jorginho and Alvaro Morata moving to Stamford Bridge for £50m upwards.
CIES Football Observatory have conducted a new study into the total transfer spending by clubs in the big five European leagues since 2010, and has revealed the top 20 biggest spenders in the world.
Chelsea have spent £1.3b on transfers, but the Blues are only third on the list with Manchester City and Barcelona completing the top two.
Transfer fee investments by club (2010-2019)
20. Valencia – €611m (£550m)
19. Napoli – €693m (£624m)
18. Borussia Dortmund – €702m (£632m)
17. Bayern Munich – €727m (£655m)
16. Everton – €752m (£677m)
15. Tottenham Hotspur – €763m (£687m)
14. Arsenal – €830m (£748m)
13. AC Milan – €853m (£768m)
12. Monaco – €862m (£777m)
11. Roma – €895m (£806m)
10. Inter Milan – €968m (£872m)
9. Liverpool – €1,075m (£968m)
8. Atletico Madrid – €1,110m (£1,00m)
7. Real Madrid – €1,236m (£1,113m)
6. Manchester United – €1,265m (£1,139m)
5. Juventus – €1,272m (£1,145m)
4. Paris Saint-Germain – €1,392m (£1,253m)
3. Chelsea – €1,428m (£1,286m)
2. Barcelona – €1,525m (£1,373m)
1. Manchester City – €1,638m (£1,475m)