As the Premier League season ends, the summer transfer window opens.

This is when clubs get to rebuild their squads and strengthen up for the next season by signing numerous players from all over the globe.

Whether they are free agents, loan moves or even mega-money moves, the Premier League clubs see a lot of changes happen in the summer with many new faces coming in and many old faces leaving.

One team has already been busy in the window - and it hasn't even opened yet. Manchester City have spent early on by signing Sevilla winger Jesus Navas an initial £14.9m and also Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho for a whopping £34m, which actually makes his transfer the fourth most expensive in Premier League history.

So after City signing the Brazilian, we thought it would be a good idea to look back into the past and see whatever signings made the top 10 list of Premier League transfer fees.

From the likes of Fernando Torres, Robinho, Andriy Shevchenko to Andy Carroll and Juan Sebastian Veron, all of those players mentioned have a place in the top 10 transfer fees list.

Read below the other transfers that fill the top 10, with some information courtesy of Goal.com.

10. Edin Dzeko | Wolfsburg to Manchester City | £27m

After scoring 85 goals from 142 games for Wolfsburg, Dzeko was hot-property around the footballing world and it was mega-rich City that won his signature.

Despite spending big on the centre-forward though, he has been battling with the likes of Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero for a first-team spot and is now being linked with a move away from England.

9. Juan Sebastian Veron | Lazio to Manchester United | £28m

Probably one of the worst signings in Sir Alex Ferguson's reign as the centre-midfielder never really made an impact at Old Trafford.

After a few years of poor displays, United then sold Veron to Premier League rivals Chelsea for just £14m.

8. Rio Ferdinand | Leeds United to Manchester United | £29m

One of the most expensive defenders ever after his £29m move from Elland Road to Old Trafford - and since that move back in 2002, he has easily shown why Ferguson spent so much on the Englishman.

The centre-back has helped United win titles left, right and centre and has been a superb signing for the Manchester club.

7. Dimitar Berbatov | Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester United | £30m

Another Manchester United signing and another one that didn't live up to his price tag.

One of the laziest footballers in world football, Dimitar Berbatov never really made the impact at Old Trafford like he did at White Hart Lane with Tottenham, but he did bag himself goals whenever he did feature, which wasn't very often.

Eventually sold to Fulham for just £3m.

6. Andriy Shevchenko | AC Milan to Chelsea | £30m

At the time of the transfer, he was one of the greatest strikers in world football, but he was terrible in the Premier League and will go down as one of the worst signings in football history.

Back then, the 28-year-old had scored 175 goals from 322 games for AC Milan, but for Chelsea his record was 22 goals in 77 appearances.

5. Robinho | Real Madrid to Manchester City | £32.5m

Robinho was the first signing for Manchester City after their takeover and he didn't live up to his £32.5m price tag at all.

Rejected a chance to move to Chelsea and instead chose newly-rich City and enjoyed a good first season, but only went downhill from there.

Eventually was sold to AC Milan for just £15m.

4. Fernandinho | Shahktar Donetsk to Manchester City | £34m

The second massive signing for City this summer and the fourth biggest transfer fee in Premier League history.

A holding-midfielder who has already been labelled as 'signing of the summer' by Jamie Redknapp.

3. Andy Carroll | Newcastle United to Liverpool | £35m

Regarded as one of the biggest and most expensive transfer flops in Premier League history, Andy Carroll hasn't made any impact whatsoever for Liverpool and is now on loan at West Ham United and could be weeks away from signing for them permanently for just £15m.

2. Sergio Aguero | Atletico Madrid to Manchester City | £38m

Probably City's best transfer since they have been taken over by the mega-rich owners and he produced the moment that will stay with City fans forever.

It was the final game of last season and City needed to beat Queens Park Rangers to be crowned Premier League champions; however, things were not going to plan as it was 2-2 in the 93rd minute.

With the trophy going back to Old Trafford, it was Aguero who thought otherwise as he popped up and smashed home a winner late on to give City their first ever Premier League title.

1. Fernando Torres | Liverpool to Chelsea | £50m

Now this is the biggest and most expensive flop in Premier League history.

Sensational for Atletico Madrid and Liverpool, but absolutely woeful for Chelsea and only able to score in Europa League games so it seems.

Strongly linked with a move away from Chelsea and England, Fernando Torres may be tempted to end his torrid career at Stamford Bridge.

Who do you think Liverpool should sign?

  

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