Morata, right, will wear the Blues’ No. 9 this season. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair, File)
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No one doubted that English clubs would break their own 1.2 billion pound ($1.5 billion) transfer-spending record this summer; all that was disputed was by how much and which players would go where.Romelu Lukaku might have joined Chelsea but ended up at Manchester United for 75 million pounds, a move that pushed Jose Mourinho's alternative targets Alexandre Lacazette and Alvaro Morata toward Arsenal and Chelsea respectively.Nothing epitomizes summer short-termism more than West Ham's decision to spend a reported 36 million pounds on four players with a collective age of 119 years.The most expensive of those, Marko Arnautovic, arrives on a five-year contract from Stoke City for 19 million pounds after scoring an underwhelming 22 goals in 125 games. Lacazette comes to Arsenal with a big reputation after netting more than 20 league goals in each of the past three seasons with French side Lyon.
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