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Top flight clubs have topped last year's figures by almost £20m, with newly promoted Crystal Palace the only outfit to spend less than £1m on player representatives

Premier League clubs spent a record combined total of almost £97 million on agents fees from October 2012 to September 2013.

PREMIER LEAGUE AGENTS FEES
MONEY SPENT: OCT 2012-SEPT 2013
ARSENAL
ASTON VILLA
CARDIFF CITY
CHELSEA
CRYSTAL PALACE
EVERTON
FULHAM
HULL CITY
LIVERPOOL
MANCHESTER CITY
MANCHESTER UNITED
NEWCASTLE UNITED
NORWICH CITY
SOUTHAMPTON
STOKE CITY
SUNDERLAND
SWANSEA CITY
TOTTENHAM
WEST BROM
WEST HAM
£5.4m
£3.3m
£2.2m
£13.7m
£869,531
£3.2m
£3.7m
£1.8m
£9.4m
£11.1m
£4.3m
£7.2m
£2.3m
£2.1m
£3.1m
£4.6m
£1.4m
£9.7m
£2.2m
£4.1m
Chelsea were responsible for the biggest outlay, with significant activity following the return of manager Jose Mourinho taking their spend to a whopping £13,721,721.

Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool were the other major spenders, with Manuel Pellegrini's side spending over £11m.

Newly-promoted Crystal Palace, who paid £869,531, are the only top-flight team to have spent less than £1m over the 12-month period despite making a number of signings since achieving promotion from the Championship.

The total spend of £96.67m represents a new high and an increase of almost £20m on last year's corresponding figure.

Southampton, the surprise package of the season to date, were among the lowest spenders, paying just £2,184,412 to agents.

Premier League leaders Arsenal and reigning champions Manchester United posted relatively modest outgoings of £5,485,961 and £4,317,690 having made limited additions in the recent transfer window.

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