Top 10: Most expensive squads in Europe (1)

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Manchester United moved up to third in the list of top 10 most expensive squads in Europe after completing the £37.1million signing of Juan Mata from Chelsea in January.

The Spaniard's arrival at Old Trafford was solely responsible for the Red Devils surpassing the Blues on the CIES Football Observatory money league, given the significant swing in overall valuation of their respective first-team squads after the transfer went through.

Jose Mourinho did complete mid-season deals for Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah, but the Stamford Bridge departure of the 26-year-old attacking midfielder meant that they lost ground on the Premier League champions in the financial table for clubs across Europe's top-five leagues.

The results from the latest Football Observatory study were actually released on 28 January 2014 - three days prior to the transfer deadline - but the relative lack of activity in the final 72 hours of the window meant there was minimal impact on the table, with Paris Saint-Germain the only other movers on the top 10 list.

Click through the tabs - above or below - to discover where the Ligue 1 giants placed, and find out which other three Premier League clubs join Manchester United and Chelsea among the most expensive squads in Europe.

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