Manchester City are poised to complete the signing of Wolfsburg playmaker Kevin de Bruyne for the astronomical fee of £54m.
The Belgium international’s transfer fee will make him the 10th most expensive player in the history of football.
Here we run down the top 10.
10. Kevin de Bruyne – Wolfsburg to Manchester City, £54m*
Kevin de Bruyne excelled last season for Wolfsburg
9. Edinson Cavani – Napoli to Paris Saint-Germain, £55m
Edinson Cavani courted much interest during his time at Napoli
8. Kaka – AC Milan to Real Madrid, £56m
Kaka’s time at Real Madrid was underwhelming
7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Inter Milan to Barcelona, £59m
Ibrahimovic clashed with Pep Guardiola but won the league with Barca
6. Angel Di Maria – Real Madrid to Manchester United, £59.7m
Di Maria was a flop at Manchester United
5. James Rodriguez – Monaco to Real Madrid, £63m
James attends a press conference for Real Madrid
4. Neymar – Santos to Barcelona, £71.5m
Neymar is an icon for Brazil
3. Luis Suarez – Liverpool to Barcelona, £75m
Suarez has been a big hit at Barcelona
2. Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United to Real Madrid, £80m
Ronaldo was once the most expensive player in the world
1. Gareth Bale – Tottenham to Real Madrid, £86m
Bale has failed to win over the Bernabeu