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The transfer of Thomas Partey to Arsenal was the most expensive signing on Deadline Day, despite four new signings being completed by Manchester United.
Man Utd signed striker Edinson Cavani, full-back Alex Telles and 18-year-old youngsters Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri the day after their 6-1 humiliation of Tottenham. But although the long-anticipated drive to sign Jadon Sancho failed to materialize, Chris Smalling left the club for Roma in a £18 m transfer.
After initiating the £45 m release clause in the midfielder’s deal with Atletico Madrid, Arsenal were able to sign Partey.