The transfer window closed last Friday for English clubs so naturally we all assumed the drama of the transfer window was done and dusted.

Well, Monday has seen an astonishing array of events to make us believe otherwise. 

Firstly, it was confirmed that Chelsea's Portuguese international midfielder Raul Meireles, had been in talks with Turkish club Fenerbahce all day and went on to complete an £8 million move to the club. 

A move that shocked Chelsea supporters who had just seen their club allow midfielder Michael Essien to join Real Madrid on loan. With the talk of the club being short of deeper lying midfielders as it was, allowing Meireles to then leave, seemed somewhat of a shock.

With that done, football pundits, supporters, critics and players alike were about to hear of one of the biggest shocks in transfer history. 

Brazilian superstar and Chelsea transfer target Hulk, has all but signed for Russian billionaire club Zenit St.Petersburg, according to all the main media sources in the UK. Not only that, but Benfica star Axel Witsel has also joined him.

It's an astonishing set of transfers to be completed by the Russian club, who are not short of money. They have reportedly spent over €100m for both these players. 

Chelsea wanted Hulk but were not prepared to pay his high fee, but Zenit were, they were also ready to offer him a ridiculously huge salary. Chelsea were not about to compete with that.

Russian football is not known for its high standards or popularity, so it has become a huge shock that these high profile players have decided to play there. So what are Witsel and Hulk thinking?

My only theory is their moves are money orientated, both these players wanted Premier League football, but have both made moves to Zenit in order to collect their high pay packets.

Hulk had a chance to play for the European Champions alongside an exciting array of talent including Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and fellow Brazilians Oscar and David Luiz. 

This transfer is definitely wrong turns for both Witsel and Hulk, incredibly silly choices for them.

Money talks in football and this deal proves that statement more than any other deal in history. 

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