Chelsea have emerged at the top of the log as the data of the summer transfer spending has been released. The gap between the Blues and others is very clear.
Premier League clubs splashed £1.24billion on new signings this summer, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, The Sun reports.
The figure represents a £160m decrease from last season – but is still £70m more than was spent in the 2016 summer window.
Chelsea were the league’s top spenders, splashing £226.1m on fresh talent, including Timo Werner (£45m), Hakim Ziyech (£37m), Edouard Mendy (£22m) Ben Chilwell (£50m) and Kai Havertz (£70m).
Manchester City were unsurprisingly second biggest spenders, splashing cash on Nathan Ake (£41m) and Ferran Torres (£37m) early on in the window before splurging a further £64.5m on defender Ruben Dias.
Leeds United wasted no time following their promotion back to the top flight, recruiting the likes of Rodrigo, Robin Koch and Diego Llorente – as well as Raphinha from Rennes on Deadline Day.
Arsenal finally matched Thomas Partey’s £45m release clause late on Deadline Day, after already signing Gabriel Magalhaes and Runar Alex Runarsson.
Manchester United finally added to their earlier signing Donny van de Beek on Deadline Day by bringing in fresh talent including Alex Telles – taking their overall spend to £54.4m – £1.4m more than Sheffield United, whose window was headlined by the signings of Aaron Ramsdale and Rhian Brewster.