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English Premier League clubs flexed their financial muscle over the rest of Europe by brushing off the after-effects of reduced revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic to spend over £1 billion ($1.4 billion) for the sixth consecutive summer transfer window.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United headlined a stellar cast of stars — including Romelu Lukaku, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane — making their way to England, with even clubs in Europe’s other top leagues feeling the strain of a talent drain.

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