Chelsea's summer spending topped £74m with the signing of Romanian striker Adrian Mutu from Parma.
Having already snapped up Juan Sebastian Veron from Manchester United for £15m and Joe Cole from West Ham for £6.6m, Blues boss Claudio Ranieri shelled out another £15.8m on Mutu.
Earlier in the summer, Damien Duff joined for £17m from Blackburn and Chelsea also captured Glen Johnson, Geremi and Wayne Bridge.
CHELSEA'S SUMMER SPREE...
Nigel Martyn - The Leeds goalkeeper is expected to join as back-up to Carlo Cudicini, following an injury to Jurgen Macho.
Glen Johnson - SIGNED FOR £6M
Alessandro Nesta - Shortly after the takeover at Stamford Bridge, AC Milan revealed they had turned down a £35m offer for the Italian defender from an "English club".
Wayne Bridge - SIGNED FOR £7M
Damien Duff - SIGNED FOR £17M
Geremi - SIGNED FOR £7M
Edgar Davids - Italian club Juventus gave Chelsea an emphatic "nyet" after getting an offer for the Dutch international.
Patrick Vieira - The Arsenal skipper insisted he will be staying at Highbury - apparently scuppering talk of a switch across London to Chelsea.
Steven Gerrard - The Liverpool midfield dynamo has talked of his desire to commit his future to Anfield but Chelsea were nonetheless believed to be preparing a raid.
Juan Sebastian Veron - SIGNED FOR £15m
Jay-Jay Okocha - The Nigerian's skill was one of the highlights of the Premiership last season but he later denied reports that he was interested in a move to London.
Joe Cole - SIGNED FOR £6.6m
Scott Parker - Charlton's 22-year-old was linked with several clubs - but has committed himself to the Addicks by penning a five-year deal.
Jermaine Jenas - The 20-year-old was reportedly recommended to Chelsea by England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson - but Chelsea appeared not to follow up the recommendation.
Kieron Dyer - The former Ipswich midfielder was apparently recommended along with Newcastle team-mate Jenas and though Newcastle were said to be willing to allow him to leave for £25m, a deal never materialised.
Emerson - The Blues made the Brazil skipper a prime target for a central midfield role. A bid of £17.5m was rejected by AS Roma.
Claude Makelele - The Real Madrid midfielder is a key man at the Bernabeu, but is thought to be on wages of 'only' £20,000-a-week. Chelsea were said to be prepared to double that to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
Mark van Bommel - The PSV Eindhoven captain claims Chelsea made a move to sign him from the Dutch side - but the signings of Joe Cole and Juan Sebastien Veron appeared to rule him out of a move.
Adrian Mutu - SIGNED FOR £15.8M
Christian Vieri - Chelsea's summer spending is expected to reach almost £80m with the £20m signing of the Inter Milan striker.
Patrick Kluivert - The Dutch striker seems to favour staying in Spain with Barcelona despite being available for a cut-price £1.2m to potential buyers.
Andriy Shevchenko - The scorer of the winning penalty in last season's Champions League final, and, like any good player, his name regularly arose in general transfer talk.
Rivaldo - The Brazil World Cup winners' move to AC Milan has turned sour but he is now thought to be considering a move to Qatar along with Gabriel Batistuta.
Thierry Henry - He is happy at Arsenal and has recently penned a new deal - but Chelsea were rumoured to have made a £50m bid for the French international.
Ronaldinho - SIGNED FOR BARCELONA.
Wayne Rooney - This was as unlikely as much as it was ambitious. The Everton wonder kid has emerged as a potential saviour of the Goodison Park side and they are determined to hold onto their prized asset.
Fernando Torres - The Spanish Under-21 is one of the country's hottest young prospects and Chelsea were believed to have made his club, Atletico Madrid, a £28m offer for the 19-year-old.
Raul - The Real Madrid striker's agent claimed Chelsea made a world-record £71.4m bid for the Spanish striker, but Raul immediately rejected it.
Samuel Eto'o - The Cameroon hitman was sold by Real Madrid two years ago but has since been in prolific form for Real Mallorca. Abramovich was reported to have made a £15m bid to the Spanish side for the 22-year-old.
Fabio Capello - The present boss of AS Roma has been linked as a replacement for manager Claudio Ranieri.
Sven-Goran Eriksson - The current England boss met new owner Abramovich 48 hours after the Russian took charge of Chelsea. Eriksson denied being offered the job and said it was purely a social occasion.