Top 15 - most expensive sold

Player Club Fee Date
Philippe Coutinho Barcelona £142,000,000 *

The fee is believed to be around £106m with a further £36m in various add-ons. Liverpool earn a further £17.7m once Coutinho has played 100 games, plus smaller payments of £4.4m for each of the first two Champions Leagues he qualifies for and the first two European titles he wins.

8 January 2018
Luis Suarez Barcelona £65,000,000 16 July 2014
Fernando Torres Chelsea £50,000,000 31 January 2011
Raheem Sterling Manchester City £49,000,000 *

The fee is made up of £44m plus £5m in potential add-ons. Queens Park Rangers, who sold Sterling for £500,000 in 2010, will net £9.8m as part of a 20 per cent sell-on clause they agreed with Liverpool when he was initially purchased.

14 July 2015
Christian Benteke Crystal Palace £32,000,000 *

Sold for £27m but fee could rise to £32m depending on clauses in his contract.

20 August 2016
Xabi Alonso Real Madrid £30,000,000 5 August 2009
Mamadou Sakho Crystal Palace £26,000,000 31 August 2017
Javier Mascherano Barcelona £17,250,000 30 August 2010
Robbie Keane Tottenham Hotspur £16,000,000 *

£12m fee will rise quickly to nearer £16m with further ambitious add-ons, linked to silverware he claims at Spurs, to see up to £19m change hands again.

2 February 2009
Andy Carroll West Ham United £15,000,000 19 June 2013
Jordon Ibe Bournemouth £15,000,000 14 July 2016
Joe Allen Stoke City £13,000,000 *

Stoke paid £11million with a further £2million to potentially follow in add-ons.

25 July 2016
Robbie Fowler Leeds United £12,000,000 29 November 2001
Raul Meireles Chelsea £12,000,000 31 August 2011
Peter Crouch Portsmouth £11,000,000 *

8.75 million pounds paid initially, the rest related to number of appearances and performance of the club.

11 July 2008

* in the transfer column means more info if you click on the transfer