|PREMIER LEAGUE AGENTS FEES
|MONEY SPENT: OCT 2012-SEPT 2013
Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool were the other major spenders, with Manuel Pellegrini's side spending over 11 million pounds.
Newly-promoted Crystal Palace, which paid 869,531 pounds, is the only top-flight team to have spent less than one million pounds over the 12-month period despite making a number of signings since achieving promotion from the Championship.
The total spend of 96.67 million pounds represents a new high and an increase of almost 20 million pounds on last year's corresponding figure.
Southampton, the surprise package of the season to date, was among the lowest spenders, paying just 2,184,412 pounds to agents.
Premier League leader Arsenal and reigning champion Manchester United posted relatively modest outgoings of 5,485,961 pounds and 4,317,690 pounds respectively, having made limited additions in the recent transfer window.