Javier Hernandez has joined Real Madrid on a season long loan deal, with the European Champions having the option to make the move permanent next summer.
AC Milan have signed Fernando Torres on loan to replace the departed Mario Balotelli.
Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has returned to Borussia Dortmund for an undisclosed fee.
The Europa League is painted by UEFA as Europe’s equal-opportunity tournament. To fans in many countries, it is a source of mockery and annoyance.