• Total spending in the English Premier Football League transfer window for the calendar year reached £1bn for the first time in the Premier League’s history.

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  • Summer outlay passed £870m, 4% up on the record set last year.
  • Manchester City’s total spend of approximately £160m beat the near £150m outlay of Manchester United in the summer of 2014.
  • The four Premier League clubs competing in this season’s Champions League – Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal – had a combined gross transfer spend of around £340m.
  • This figure represents around 40% of the aggregate gross transfer spend by all Premier League clubs.

Source: BBC Sport

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