The summer of 2017 symbolised the start of a new era in football transfers with Neymar becoming the first three-figured player and soon followed by Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe.
While none of those mega-deals were struck by Premier League clubs, the sheer scale of spending in the world's richest division came in at a record-shattering £1.4bn.
Unsurprisingly, the majority of the 20 outfits (14) set new transfer records across the summer while four broke it more than once. Here, Sportsmail looks at how each record was broken and the player they replaced.
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Chelsea: Alvaro Morata - £70.6m
Old record: Fernando Torres - £50m (2011)
Antonio Conte may not have succeeded in his attempts to get Diego Costa out of Chelsea, but he at least found a fitting replacement in Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata.
The Spain international has hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge, already making a better start than their last record signing Fernando Torres, who took 14 matches and 903 minutes to find the back of the net for the Blues.
Liverpool: Naby Keita - £55m
Old record: Mohamed Salah - £39m (2017)
Liverpool were one of four clubs to break their record more than once this window with Mohamed Salah originally replacing the £35m deal for Andy Carroll, struck in the wake of Torres' departure in 2011.
Keita will not link up with the Reds until next season and will spend another year with RB Leipzig but is already carved into Anfield's history books.
Arsenal: Alexandre Lacazette - £53m
Old record: Mesut Ozil - £42m (2013)
With Arsenal fans seemingly at breaking point by the time the window closed, it is hard to remember just how positively Arsene Wenger started the summer.
His quick move for Lacazette showed the kind of opportunism and ruthlessness rarely associated with the Frenchman with regard to transfers, but he soon returned to his indecisive ways.
Arsenal moved decisively for Alexandre Lacazette after his Atletico Madrid move broke down
Everton: Gylfi Sigurdsson - £45m
Old record: Jordan Pickford - £30m (2017)
Ronald Koeman loosened the purse strings in fine style this summer in an attempt to crack into the Premier League elite. Their deal for Swansea's Sigurdsson was the longest running saga in English football and it took an eye-watering figure to get it over the line.
It brought an end to Pickford's short stay at the top with the Sunderland goalkeeper originally replacing Romelu Lukaku's £28m figure from 2014.
Gylfi Sigurdsson was the subject of one of the summer's longest running transfer sagas
Tottenham: Davison Sanchez - £42m
Old record: Moussa Sissoko and Erik Lamela - £30m (2016, 2013)
Mauricio Pochettino took his time about it but after months of inactivity the Tottenham manager sealed a deal for one of the world's most exciting young defenders.
The Ajax star did his bit to make sure the transfer went through but Tottenham still needed a record-breaking figure to tempt them into a sale.
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Paul Pogba - £89m (2016)
Kevin De Bruyne - £54m (2015)
Islam Slimani - £29m (2016)
Christian Benteke - £30m (2016)
Giannelli Imbula - £19m (2016)
Michael Owen - £17m (2005)
West Ham: Marko Arnautovic - £24m
Old record: Andre Ayew - £20m (2016)
The Hammers may have been struggling to stay in the division last season, but their 60,000-seat stadium in the heart of London made them an attractive prospect for Arnautovic.
Sealed in the early days of the window, the fee seems like a steal considering the size of the deals that eventually went through.
Bournemouth: Nathan Ake - £20m
Old record: Jordon Ibe - £15m (2016)
This time last year, Nathan Ake's loan deal to the Cherries was overshadowed by the arrival of Jack Wilshere but it is the Dutchman who impressed enough to inspire a club record fee.
The defender was mightily impressive enough for Eddie Howe's side to earn a recall to Chelsea in January. However, Antonio Conte couldn't offer him the first-team football he required and a £20m fee was seen as too good to turn down.
Watford: Andre Gray - £18.5m
Old record: Isaac Success - £13.5m (2016)
Watford are looking to kick on after some stagnation under Walter Mazzarri and the arrival of Marco Silva from Hull is still regarded as their biggest coup of the summer.
But Gray's arrival from Burnley could be significant considering he has come from a direct rival.
Andre Gray joined Marco Silva at Watford in a deal worth almost £20m this summer
Southampton: Mario Lemina - £18m
Old record: Manolo Gabbiadini - £17m (2017)
The Saints continued their Serie A pillage with a move for Juventus midfield Lemina, who edged out former Napoli man Gabbiadini by just £1m to become their most expensive star.
Those at St Mary's will be hoping Lemina proves just as effective with Gabbiadini already proving a hit in his six months in the South.
Swansea: Sam Clucas - £16.5m
Old record: Borja Baston - £15.5m (2016)
Paul Clement reinvested some of Sigurdsson's transfer fee in the tough-tackling Hull star Clucas and saw him put in a man of the match display against Crystal Palace.
He has already made more of an impact than Baston, who left the club in July just 11 months after arriving. The striker scored just one goal for the club.
Burnley: Chris Wood - £15m
Old record: Robbie Brady - £13m (2017)
Leeds thought they had got away with it after holding onto their star striker for much of the summer, but Gray's departure left Sean Dyche looking for reinforcements in attack.
Wood started the payback with a debut goal against Tottenham, earning a vital away point with a last-minute strike.
Chris Wood started to pay back his transfer fee with a last-minute goal against Tottenham
West Brom: Oliver Burke - £15m
Old record: Nacer Chadli - £13m (2016)
Oliver Burke raised eyebrows when he left Nottingham Forest to join RB Leipzig last summer, but the Scotsman failed to settle in Germany and has now return to England's midlands.
West Brom don't have the deepest pockets in the league but were able to offer Leipzig a full refund on their original outlay.
Brighton: Jose Izquierdo - £13.5m
Old record: Davy Propper - £11m (2017)
New to the Premier League, Chris Hughton's squad needed strengthening if they were to have any chance of avoiding the bottom three and they did exactly that as they broke their transfer record three times.
Goalkeeper Mathew Ryan was the first to break it with a £5m move from Valencia, replacing Shane Duffy's £4.75m deal from 2016.
Huddersfield: Steve Mounie - £11.5m
Old record: Aaron Mooy - £10m (2017)
Like Brighton, the Terriers dipped into their Premier League windfall to break their transfer record three times.
Before this summer, their record deal was a paltry £2m paid for defender Christopher Schindler last summer. Laurent Depoitre (£3.5m) was the first to break it before Aaron Mooy became the first £10m+ player.
Steve Mounie arrived from Montpellier to become Huddersfield's biggest ever signing
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