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Transfer Grades: Who Benefits from Deadline Day's Biggest Moves?

Kylian Mbappe traded one Ligue 1 power for another, while Renato Sanches has an unusual new home address with the two rising stars among the biggest movers on transfer deadline day.

Transfer deadline day brought us some expected moves, some reported massive swings and misses and a potential seismic shift when it comes to Europe's elite tier.

While France was busy dusting away the Netherlands in World Cup qualifying, two of its goal-scorers were in the center of transfer sagas. Thomas Lemar was reportedly the subject of a £92 million bid from Arsenal, only to reject the move and remain at Monaco, while Kylian Mbappe finally sorted his expected, yet still stunning move to free-spending Paris Saint-Germain.

They weren't the only big names at the heart of the deadline day mania, though. Renato Sanches has a surprising new address, and while Alexis Sanchez does not, one of his now-former Arsenal teammates will wear a different shade of red.

So who made out the best? We grade the biggest moves of the day.

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