With the top Serie A teams having already completed most of their transfer business, the biggest move of Friday's deadline day in Italy was a player leaving the country.
Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat flew to England to undergo a medical with Manchester United, which was reportedly set to pay 10 million euros $A17 million for an initial loan deal and an option to buy the Morocco international for a further 20 million euros ($A34 million).
Amrabat was largely off the radar outside Italy before an outstanding World Cup. He was one of the players of the tournament, the shield for a Moroccan defence that didn't concede a goal by an opposition player until the semifinals.
The 27-year-old Amrabat didn't feature in any of Fiorentina's four matches this season after demanding a transfer.
Another high-profile exit was Leonardo Bonucci's move to Union Berlin after more than 500 appearances for Juventus. The highly decorated defender was told by Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri that he didn't feature in their plans for this season and was excluded from preseason training.
Total spending in Serie A for the summer period was 848 million euros $A1.4 billion, to rate a distant second behind the 2.6 billion euros ($A4.3 billion) of the English Premier League — but slightly ahead of the 846 million euros ($A1.4 billion) that the emerging Saudi league splashed out on players including Neymar, according to transfermarkt.com.
Both Milan teams had a busy window.
Davy Klaassen flew into the Italian city for a medical at Inter ahead of a potential free move from Ajax.