The Solanke deal was included in the £127 million net spend. And our humble net spend over the past five seasons isn't down to putting money in the coffers, it's because we didn't have any money to spend. A lot of that was down to being out of the Champions league, but we were only back in the black last year, making a £39 million profit. Which is great, but not that much considering we made a similar loss the four years prior (in 2017 we made a £21 million loss, which is par for us, in 2016 it was £19m in the red). As for the Fekir deal, we bid for and bought Alisson only after the Fekir deal was off the table. Perhaps that was a coincidence, but it doesn't exactly prove that "the money's there" given we spent a similar fee on another player shortly after. Again, given our turnover and the fact that we've got one year in the black of the last five, I'd be incredibly surprised if we could have bought both. Personally, given that we like to conclude our deals early and Roma had to sell, it sort of points to that we wouldn't have bought him, had we got Fekir. TL;DR for @Muller : We've made a net loss in four of the past five seasons and this year we've spent a third of our annual revenue on transfer fees. We're probably not going to spend another £80m before this fiscal year is over.