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Premier League clubs have pumped £ 1.24 billion into new signings this summer, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The figure is a £ 160m decrease from last season – but it’s still £ 70m more than was spent in the summer 2016 window.

Chelsea was one of the biggest spenders in the league, raising £ 226.1m on new talent, including Timo Werner (£ 45m), Hakim Ziech (£ 37m), Edward Mendy (£ 22m), Ben Chilwell (£ 50 million) and Kai Havertz (£ 70 million).

Unsurprisingly, Manchester City was the second biggest spender, cashing in on Nathan Akie (£ 41m) and Ferran Torres (£ 37m) early out the window before spending another £ 64.5m on defender Robin Dias.

Leeds United wasted no time after being promoted to the First Division, recruiting the likes of Rodrigo, Robin Koch and Diego Llorente – plus Ravenha from Rennes on Deadline Day.

Arsenal finally matched Thomas Partey’s £ 45million release clause late on the day of the deadline, having already signed him with Gabriel Magalhaes and Runner Alex Runarsson.

Manchester United finally added to his previous signing Donnie Van de Beek on Deadline Day by bringing in new talent including Alex Tillis – bringing his total spending to 54.4 million pounds – 1.4 million more pounds than Sheffield United, who had been the window for signings with Aaron. Ramsdale and Ryan Brewster.

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