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Premier League transfers: Spending breakdown after Deadline Day

Chelsea, Manchester City and Aston Villa biggest spenders, but Leeds also high in net rankings; Wolves almost balance books; Fulham turn to loans; Burnley least active in window


How much did Premier League clubs spend on transfers during the first round of the summer window? We crunch the numbers...

Premier League clubs have splashed around £1.3bn on 115 permanent signings during the summer transfer window - but how much did your team spend?

The total expenditure was £100m shy of last summer's total and produced a £920m net spend after teams recouped around £384m on player sales.

Chelsea made the most expensive acquisition during the main window, with Kai Havertz costing £75.8m from Bayer Leverkusen, while Ben Chilwell (£50m) and Timo Werner (£45m) were also among the most pricey additions.

Three Manchester City recruits notably dented the club's coffers: Ruben Dias (£65m), Nathan Ake (£41m) and Ferran Torres (£37m). On the red side of Manchester, Donny van de Beek's £39m fee ranked as the eighth most expensive.

Liverpool splashed a hefty £45m on prising Diogo Jota from Wolves, while Nuno Espirito Santos' side reinvested that income and more on Nelson Semedo (£36.8m) and Fabio Silva (£35m).

Arsenal triggered Thomas Partey's £45m release fee on Deadline Day, with another 37 players signed for Premier League clubs with fees of £10m or more, only 22 cost seven-digit sums or less, another 25 were picked up on a free transfer and a further 20 are undisclosed fees.

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Chelsea were the runaway spenders with cheques shelled out for the sum of £226.1m - equating to the combined outlay by Burnley, Brighton, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Fulham, West Brom, Southampton, Newcastle and Leicester.

Manchester City's £147m outlay was spent primarily on defenders in an attempt to fix rearguard issues, while Leeds splashed £106m and Wolves invested £87.1m on new recruits.

Aston Villa shelled out £85m to avoid another relegation fight - joint with Liverpool - followed by Arsenal (£81.5m), Tottenham (£77m), Everton (£65m), Manchester United (£54.4m), Sheffield United (£53m) and Leicester (£51.5m).

At the other end of the scale, Burnley only snapped up Dale Stephens and back-up stopper Will Norris for undisclosed fees, while Brighton (£13.4m), Crystal Palace (£17m), West Ham (£20m), Fulham (£23m) and Southampton (£34.9m) were also among the lowest spenders.

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Wolves replenished the club's coffers with a league-topping £76m from player sales - from Jota (£45m), Helder Costa (£16m) and Matt Doherty (£15m).

Manchester City were also busy offloading stars to balance the books, recouping £70.5m, followed by Liverpool (£52.8m), Leicester (£51.7m), West Ham (£29m) and Southampton (£21m).

Meanwhile, six clubs did not receive a penny from outgoings, including Aston Villa, Burnley, Fulham, Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield United.


Here's where it matters: what was the final net spend after factoring incomings and outgoings?

Unsurprisingly, Frank Lampard's side sit top with a phenomenal expenditure of £212.6m. Leeds ranked second with a net spend of £106m followed by Aston Villa on £85m.

Manchester CIty (£76.5m) also ranked highly, as did Tottenham (£65m), Arsenal (£64.5m), Everton (£63m), Sheffield United (£53m), West Brom (41.3m), Manchester United (£36.4m), Newcastle (£35m) and Liverpool (£32.3m).

Wolves almost balanced their books - despite expensive acquisitions - with a net spend of only £11.1m, while Brighton (£3.4m), Crystal Palace (£7m), Southampton (£13.9m) and Fulham (£23m) were also close to net zero.

Two clubs actually recorded a profit from transfer dealings: West Ham (£9m profit) and Leicester (£150,000 profit).


Brighton welcomed a league-topping 12 permanent recruits through their doors during the window, while Leeds (11) and Arsenal (nine) also drafted numerous new faces.

Fulham were the most active in the loan market, signing six players on temporary deals: Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Joachim Andersen, Ademola Lookman, Ola Aina, Alphonse Areola and Mario Lemina.

In terms of outgoing loans, Chelsea were once again the busiest, shipping out 27 players to gain experience elsewhere, followed by Brighton (15), Arsenal (14) and Wolves (10).

For permanent departures, Aston Villa signed away a league-topping 16 players, with Everton (15) and Liverpool (13) also clearing out their squads more than most.



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