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Featuring Wales superstar Gareth Bale and Uruguay's Rising Star Edinson Cavani, here we pick an XI based on the most expensive transfers conducted during the summer of 2013:

Goalkeeper - Simon Mignolet 

A £9million move from Sunderland to Liverpool transpired for Mignolet this summer. He has been in scintillating form at Anfield.

Right-back - Daniel Carvajal 

The 21-year old Spanish right-back returned to Real Madrid from Bayer Leverkusen and looks like a future star. Carvajal cost £5.4m as a buy-back option after one season with Leverkusen.

Centre-back - Marquinhos 

The 19-year old Brazilian centre-back joined PSG from AS Roma for £26.9m - a fee that shows how much the French champions rate him. Marquinhos is predicted by to be the next Thiago Silva and Brazil's future rock at the heart of the defence.

Centre-back - Mamadou Sakho

Sakho Liverpool after signing from PSG for £18m on transfer deadline day and what a signing he looks to be after sending France to the World Cup with two goals in the qualifier against Ukraine.

Left-back - Lucas Digne 

20-year old French left-back Digne joined PSG from Lille for £12.6m. He is another Frenchman on the list and has great expectations placed upon him.

Right-midfield - James Rodriguez

The 21-year old Colombian winger landed at big-spending Monaco from FC Porto for £39m and will have high hopes for this season.

Centre-midfield - Fernandinho 

28-year old Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho rose to fame with Shakhtar Donetsk before Manchester City paid in excess of £30m for his prowess in the middle of the park and his fantastic ability to shoot from distance this summer.

Centre-midfield - Mesut Ozil

German attacking midfielder Ozil was picked up from Real Madrid for £42m is starting to find a rhythm with the Gunnerss and has become one of their most important players.

Left-midfield - Gareth Bale

Superstar Welsh winger Bale cost Madrid a world record £85m. He was one of the best players in the Premier League for the last few seasons and will now look to show why he was sold for the biggest transfer fee in history.

Striker - Edinson Cavani

Uruguayan striker Cavani became the most expensive player in French football history when PSG paid Napoli £54m for his services this summer. He is a goal-scoring machine and is still in his prime years.

Striker - Radamel Falcao

Falcao cost Monaco £50.4m following two simply astonishing seasons with Atletico Madrid. The Colombian striker only finished behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the La Liga scoring charts last term.

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