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Chelsea's swoop for Pedro was most talked about summer signing on Twitter

The transfer of Pedro from Barcelona to Chelsea has emerged as the most talked-about signing of the summer on social media.

Twitter released its data relating to the whole of the summer transfer window today and, according to the social network, the move which saw the Premier League champions steal Pedro from under the nose of Manchester United was the most discussed.

Bastian Schweinsteiger's switch from Bayern Munich to Manchester United was second and Raheem Sterling's move to top-flight leaders Manchester City third.

The rest of the top 10 is made up of the likes of Christian Benteke (Liverpool), Matteo Darmian (Manchester United), Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke), Morgan Schneiderlin (Manchester United), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City) and Angel Di Maria (Paris St Germain).

Unsurprisingly the non-transfer of David De Gea to Real Madrid was the most discussed rumour, ahead of Karim Benzema being linked with Arsenal and Chelsea's pursuit of John Stones.

De Gea was also the most popular individual across the network on deadline day itself, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger second as fans raged at his lack of action. Also in the top five were Manchester United new-boy Anthony Martial and West Brom striker Saido Berahino, while Sky Sports' yellow-tied Jim White also featured.

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