Chelsea head list of Premier League spenders

Premier League clubs have spent more than £4.4bn on players since the transfer window was introduced 10 years ago, reports BBC Sport.

Millions spent since Jan 2003.

1. Chelsea 673

2. Man City 572

3. Liverpool 414

4. Man United 352

5. Tottenham 350

6. Arsenal 214

7. Aston Villa 201

8. Sunderland 187

9. Newcastle 174

10. Everton 129

11. West Ham 123

12. Wigan 110

13. Fulham 107

14. Portsmouth 100

15. Birmingham 92

16. Blackburn 87

17. Stoke 84

18. Bolton 76

19. Middlesbrough 71

20. West Brom 64

Source: Deloitte

"Over the last 10 years, Premier League clubs have invested over £4bn in transfer fees to bring the best playing talent to the league," Dan Jones, a partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said.

"Testament to their success is the strength of the league and its commercial appeal, shown by the recently announced broadcast deal. With spending this summer set to be at a similar level to that of 2011, significant investment in playing talent, both in terms of player transfer fees as well as wages, looks set to continue in both the January and summer transfer windows."

 
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