Football: Top 10 English Premier League transfer window deals

Giannelli Imbula (left), Oumar Niasse (centre) and Jonjo Shelvey are the three biggest Premier League signings during the 2016 January transfer window. PHOTOS: REUTERS, AFP

LONDON (AFP) - AFP Sport lists the 10 biggest incoming Premier League transfers of the January transfer window after the deadline passed on Monday (* denotes fee approximate and as reported by British media):

1. Giannelli Imbula (Porto to Stoke City): £18.3 million (S$37.58 million)

Chelsea's Ramires in action with Giannelli Imbula (left). PHOTO: REUTERS

2. Oumar Niasse (Lokomotiv Moscow to Everton): £13.5 million

Baye Oumar Niasse (right) vies for the ball with Besiktas' Ersan Gulum (left) during the Uefa Europa League group H football match. PHOTO: AFP

3. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City to Newcastle United): £12 million*

Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey (left) with manager Steve McClaren at the end of the match between Newcastle and West Ham. PHOTO: REUTERS

4. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur to Newcastle United): £12 million*

Andros Townsend before the Uefa Europa League Group Stage match between Tottenham Hotspur and AS Monaco. PHOTO: REUTERS

5. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers to Bournemouth): £10 million*

Bournemouth's Benik Afobe (right) in action with Sunderland's John O'Shea. PHOTO: REUTERS

6. Wahbi Khazri (Bordeaux to Sunderland): £9 million*

Wahbi Khazri (left) vies with Nantes' Leo Dubois during the French Ligue 1 football match between Nantes and Bordeaux. PHOTO: AFP

7. Steven Naismith (Everton to Norwich City): £8.5 million*

Norwich's Steven Naismith during their English Premier League match against Liverpool. PHOTO: REUTERS

8. Alberto Paloschi (Chievo to Swansea City): £8 million*

Another team seeking an attacking spark in the hope of avoiding relegation, Swansea boosted their options up front by signing 26-year-old Italian striker Paloschi. The move reunited Paloschi with newly appointed Swansea head coach Francesco Guidolin, for whom he played at Parma between 2008 and 2010.

9. Mohamed Elneny (Basel to Arsenal): £5 million*

Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny reacts during the FA Cup Fourth Round match against Burnley. PHOTO: REUTERS

10. Alexandre Pato (Corinthians to Chelsea): Loan

Once the great hope of Brazilian football, Pato returned to Europe after kick-starting an injury-plagued career in his homeland. The 26-year-old former AC Milan striker, signed to ease the burden on Diego Costa, described the move as "a dream".

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