CRYSTAL PALACE and England striker, Andrew Johnson, has joined Everton for a club record of 12 million euros, but that was dwarfed by Chelsea’s Premiership frontier-busting Andrei Shevchenko’s transfer. The 29-year-old Ukrainian hitman is costing Chelsea’s owner, Roman Abramovich, 50 million in cash. The additional acquisition of Feyenoord striker, Salomon Kalou, for a paltry five million, almost pales into insignificance!

A meagre 250,000 euros, have secured the services of 16-year-old Ben Sahar, plucked from anonymity at Israeli club Hapoel Telavive. German champions, Bayern Munich, have concluded the 10 million euro transfer of ‘Wunderkind’ Lukas Podolski from relegated Cologne.