The Premier League is no longer a championship to be decided between the traditional "Top 4" clubs. Manchester City were the first new power to enter the mix, and displaced Liverpool from the group altogether.

This year however, with Liverpool looking strong and Spurs making a chunk of big money summer signings, here's a look at the most highly valued players from the top clubs in England:

Arsenal

Arsenal's most expensive player currently is (surprise, surprise) Mesut Ozil. The attacking midfielder recently made a multi-million move from Real Madrid to The Emirates, and has looked bright.

Not only has he increased Arsenal's chances at fighting for silverware this season, but being the focal point of most of the Gunners' attacking play, Ozil's importance to the club is undeniable. His current market value is estimated at around €50,000,000.

Chelsea

With a host of young superstars at Jose Mourinho's disposal, Belgian wonder-winger Eden Hazard weighs in as Chelsea's most expensive player.

This is no mean feat, as Chelsea probably has the maximum number of high profile youngsters amidst their ranks. Hazard's market value is approximated to be around €42,000,000.

The ex-Lille man has not been in top form however, so it would be interesting to see how his value sky rockets if and when he does regain his touch.

Liverpool

The Merseyside giants have looked extremely impressive this season. English striker Daniel Sturridge in particular has looked razor sharp every time he has taken to the field.

It is his strike partner however, controversy's first mate Luis Suarez who is Liverpool's most expensive player at present. The Uruguay man just served his ban for his infamous incident with Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic last season, and on his return has looked like he's raring to go for the rest of the campaign.

Suarez's current market value is estimated around €42,000,000. Having just returned to action however, it is possible that his value increases significantly as he continues to perform on a regular basis for Liverpool.

Manchester United

Last season's champions Manchester United invested in Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini this season, but it is their strike partnership of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie who are the two most expensive talents at Old Trafford.

Both forwards have a market value of around €45,000,000, but with neither of them getting any younger, do not expect this figure to increase too much in the future. 

Manchester City

The Sky Blues from Manchester are notorious for making big money transfers more often than not. Still, it can not be doubted that they indeed invest in some top quality talent.

City's pair of David Silva and Sergio Aguero are both rated as the club's most expensive player's at present. Both imports from the Spanish League, Silva and Aguero's market value is approximated at € 40,000,000.

With both players having a lot of good years ahead of them however, this figure could be largely subject to change in the coming seasons.

Tottenham

Andre Villas Boas spent big this summer. Hence, it comes as little surprise that two of his latest acquisitions are the most expensive players at the club. Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela are both valued at around €30,000,000.

Neither of the two have shown any great form so far however, so it is unlikely that this figure remains the same for too long. Soldado does not have too many years left, given the short shelf life of a front man in the game these days.

The ex-Roma man, Lamela, however, is still very young and has time to further increase his value as the years pass. 

It is to be noted that these market values are only close estimates, and not exact figures.

Release clauses and other such instruments are not taken into account when evaluating the market values as taken into consideration for the purpose of this article.

Most importantly, the clubs aforementioned may have their own ideas as to the value of a particular player, and may choose to affix these values when approached by another club.

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