The EPL transfer window has seen a lot of expenses in recent years. Premier League clubs spent £155 million on Deadline Day, taking the overall transfer spending to £1.165 billion.
A total of £1.005 billion had already been spent by 8:30 on Wednesday, with last year’s record of £870 million smashed.
The 20 clubs in the English topflight have a record £5.1 billion Television deal to thank for the spending power, with 13 EPL clubs breaking their own transfer records.
Manchester City and Manchester United both spent £150 million in the window each.
United signed Paul Pogba after a lengthy transfer saga for a world-record £89m. With Mkhitaryan and Bailly also joining for a combined fee of around £30m.
Clubs Who Broke Their Transfer Records
Manchester United: Paul Pogba (£89m)
Bournemouth: Jordon Ibe (£15m)
Liverpool: Sadio Mane (£36m)
Sunderland: Didier N’Dong (£13.6m)
Crystal Palace: Christian Benteke (£32m) Hull: Ryan Mason (£13m)
West Ham: Andre Ayew (£20.5m)
West Brom: Nacer Chadli (£13m)
Leicester: Islam Slimani (£29m)
Watford: Roberto Pereyra (£13m)
Southampton: Sofiane Boufal (£16m) Burnley: Jeff Hendrick (£10.5m)
Swansea: Borja Baston (£15.5m)
City signed Leroy Sane for £37m from Schalke and also paid £47.5m for Everton’s John Stones. Both players are defenders.
Following a terrible season for Chelsea, new manager Antonio Conte was given enough spending power by Abrahimovich. The Blues spent £120m in a bid to make it back into the top four. With £34m spent on bringing back David Luiz to the club and another £33m spent on Belgium striker, Michy Batshuayi.
A number of players were also sent out on loan, as clubs fight for the top-four spot. Players who were seen as first choice players have also been sent out on loan. About £153m worth of talent, based on the fees paid for them, found temporary homes in this window.
Manchester City led, with keeper Joe Hart, midfielder Samir Nasri, striker Wilfried Bony and defender Eliaquim Mangala shipped out. They have a current estimated market value of about £62m.
Chelsea loaned out 38 players – five more than this time last season (no surprises here) . Midfielder Juan Cuadrado, who cost £23.3m, signed up to another season at Italian champions Juventus, and £6m-forward Lucas Piazon will spend his 2016-17 season at Fulham. It is the fifth club the Blues have loaned the 22-year-old out to.