The summer transfer window is extending into the thick of autumn, with the delays to the footballing calendar brought on by the coronavirus pandemic making Oct. 5 the temporary new deadline day across Europe's top leagues.
With the pandemic also wreaking havoc on many clubs' finances, it's changed the calculus of the marketplace–though not for all. Chelsea has spent nearly $300 million on players this summer, putting that Eden Hazard money to good use, and it might not be done. Man City remains a heavy player in chase of that elusive Champions League glory. Elsewhere, clubs like Barcelona and Juventus are retooling, and other clubs are still looking to cash in on players whose values may never be higher.