Top 10 most expensive transfers of January 2023 window

During the current winter transfer window, Chelsea was responsible for three of the 10 most expensive deals that have taken place to date.

Chelsea is the club that spends the most in the January transfer window

Since taking over as Chelsea owner from Roman Abramovich in May of last year, Todd Boehly has spent a total of €470m on player transfers, with his most recent purchase, Mudryk, requiring the club to refund the initial 70 million euros plus an additional 30 million euros.


Arsenal thought they had got Mudryk, but he ended up moving to Stamford Bridge.

Cody Gakpo, formerly of PSV Eindhoven, was robbed by Liverpool when he left for Liverpool rather than Manchester United in the January transfer window.

Aston Villa strongly added forces

Both Chelsea and Aston Villa have made multiple appearances.

The club acquired Colombian forward Jhon Duran from the Chicago Fire for 16.6 million euros and Spanish left back Alex Moreno from Real Betis for 13.5 million euros.


The signing of Georginio Rutter for £40 million by Leeds is a risk, since the young French attacker has not scored more than ten goals in any of his three Bundesliga seasons with Hoffenheim.

10 Most Expensive Transfers January 2023

Player From  To Fee
Mykhaylo Mudryk Shakhtar Donetsk Chelsea €100m
Cody Gakpo PSV Eindhoven Liverpool €57m
Georginio Rutter Hoffenheim Leeds €40m
Benoit Badiashile Monaco Chelsea €38m
Danilo Palmeiras Nottingham Forest €20m
Jhon Duran Chicago Fire Aston Villa €16.6m
Gerson Marseille Flamengo €15m
Carlos Alcaraz Racing Club Southampton €13.7m
Alex Moreno Real Betis Aston Villa €13.5m
Andrey Santos Vasco da Gama Chelsea €12.5m