Angel di Maria included in top five signings outside of Britain

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Much has been made of the lavish spending Premier League clubs have performed in order to reach their goals this campaign. 

But clubs across Europe have been equally guilty, with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Bayern Munich all splashing the cash in a hectic transfer window. 

Teams in the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and La Liga have embarked on a summer of spending that has seen some of the biggest names in world football tackle new challenges in different leagues. 


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Here are the top five signings teams outside of Britain made this summer. 

1. Angel Di Maria - Paris Saint-Germain 

Angel Di Maria may have struggled to shine at Manchester United but already looks at home with new club PSG. 

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The Argentinean endured the season from hell as his stunning start quickly made way for a campaign of mediocreness, with Louis van Gaal allowing him to leave Old Trafford just one year after his huge transfer from Real Madrid.

Injuries and an attempted break in at his home scuppered his chances of becoming the club's true heir to Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Ligue 1 outfit now possess one of the best players in world football.

His arrival could even be the key to the club winning the Champions League, having fallen at the quarter-final stage in each of the past three seasons.

2. Arturo Vidal - Bayern Munich 

Having seemingly been close to signing for Arsenal, Pep Guardiola made his move to bring Chilean bulldozer Arturo Vidal to Bayern Munich.

Though already blessed with a plethora of midfield options, the ex-Juventus midfielder has strengthened the club and added some much needed steel after the departure of Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United.

He could also be just the signing to help Guardiola land a maiden Champions League title during his time at the Allianz Arena, with Bayern's indifferent form in Europe seen as a key reason for the transfer.

Vidal relishes the big occasions and, although he can sometimes spearhead the headlines for his actions off the pitch, is too good not to be a hit in the Bundesliga.

3. Carlos Bacca - AC Milan

With AC Milan finishing 10th last term, the club have spent big this summer in a bid to ensure they hit the heights of old once again.

And Carlos Bacca is their standout signing with the Columbian forward currently one of the most ruthless marksmen in the game.

The 28-year-old netted 28 goals in 55 games for Sevilla last term, and also helped the Spaniard's to retain the Europa League with victory over Ukrainian side Dnipro.

If he gets the service he requires he could be the man to fire Milan to a first Scudetto since a Zlatan Ibrahimovic-inspired campaign in 2011.

4. Jackson Martinez - Atletico Madrid

Another one who was rumoured to be tickling Arsene Wenger's fancy, Jackson Martinez has opted to pursue a new challenge with Atletico Madrid instead.

And the Columbian represents quite a coup given his outstanding form for Porto over the past three seasons.

Martinez leaves having scored either 29 goals or more for the Portuguese giants, and will be hoping to continue his goalscoring exploits in La Liga.

If he can then Diego Simeone's men can be confident of regaining the league title they relinquished to Barcelona in May.

5. Edin Dzeko - Roma 

Unwanted by Manchester City, but Edin Dzeko remains one of the best strikers in Europe when fully fit and firing. 

The Bosnian struggled as Manuel Pellegrini's men lost their Premier League title to Chelsea last term, but already looks well at home in his new surroundings. 

Dzeko has already scored once for his new club in a crucial 2-1 victory over champions Juventus and could be the forward Rudi Garcia has been crying out for. 

Whether or not he can inspire them to the Scudetto remain to be seen but, for a loan deal, Dzeko represents very good business.

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