Premier League sides 'will soon spend total of £2bn a season' - Deloitte

Callum Wilson

Federation Internationale de Football Association has revealed that Premier League clubs will be able to sign new players from June 9.

Who had the better of a record breaking January deadline day?

Get a quick recap of the biggest spenders in the Premier League during the January transfer window.

Spending records in transfer windows appear to be getting broken all the time and this season has proved no different.

And the Gunners didn't stop there, with the deadline day arrival of superstar striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for £56m from Borussia Dortmund.

"International trade has flourished, with the highest ever January gross overseas outlay in Premier League history (NZ$501 million), but also the highest amount of January receipts from abroad (NZ$356.8 million)", said Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte.

Premier League clubs in Britain spent £430m in the January transfer window, smashing the previous record by £205m.

A graphic of the FPL Gameweek 26 Scout Selection

In an unusual shift from bottom to top, the clubs fighting it out for the Champions League places accounted for two-thirds of the expenditure last month.

"International trade has flourished, with the highest ever January gross overseas outlay in Premier League history (£260 million), but also the highest amount of January receipts from abroad (£185 million), with names such as Coutinho and Costa leaving the United Kingdom and Laporte and Aubameyang arriving from abroad".

Virgil van Dijk became Liverpool's most expensive player at £75m. Estimated 2017/18 net spend of £755m represents just 17% of forecast 2017/18 Premier League revenue.

"Arsenal have tended to work to a tight budget under Arsene Wenger's guidance in recent years, Tottenham are trying to fund their new stadium and don't pay big wages to attract the top player and Roman Abramovich is clearly not going to put too much money into Chelsea's transfer kitty any more".

Manchester City spent £57 million on Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte and Aubameyang signed for Arsenal for £56 million.

Manchester United picked up Alexis Sanchez, swapping him with Arsenal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The transfer talks broke down in summer, but Jurgen Klopp finally got their preferred transfer target when Liverpool struck a world-record fee for a defender ( £75 mil) to buy his services.

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