Chelsea were the big spenders this year to agents working the transfer market. Indeed, the amount of money Chelsea pay to agents has more than doubled in the space of a year.

Figures released by the Premier League show Chelsea top the table of payments to authorised agents, spending more than £13million between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013.

The Stamford Bridge club spent nearly £6.5million the in the previous year, between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012.

Payments made by Barclays Premier League clubs to agents between October 2012 and September 2013:

1. Chelsea: £13,721,721

2. Manchester City: £11,179,817

3. Tottenham: £9,787,676

4. Liverpool: £9,400,973

5. Newcastle: £7,294,018

6. Arsenal: £5,485,961

7. Sunderland: £4,640,227

8. Manchester United: £4,317,690

9. West Ham: £4,169,134

10. Fulham: £3,790,115

11. Aston Villa: £3,358,628

12. Everton: £3,225,159

13. Stoke: £3,191,808

14. Norwich: £2,308,987

15. Cardiff: £2,225,582

16. West Brom: £2,211,054

17. Southampton: £2,184,412

18. Hull City: £1,825,718

19. Swansea: £1,484,878

20. Crystal Palace: £869,531

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