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Late deals make record deadline day


Late moves in the Premier League meant that the total transfer deadline day spend was a record £210m. However this figure could have been much higher had some of the highest-profile moves of the window not failed to materialise.

Despite top-flight clubs' total summer outlay reaching £1.4bn which is another record, the big money sales of Alexis Sanchez, Virgil van Dijk, Riyad Mahrez, Thomas Lemar, Diego Costa and Ross Barkley didn't happen.

The deadline-day spend broke last year's record of £155m but the record was only confirmed well after the 11pm deadline.

Chelsea's £35m signing of Danny Drinkwater and Mamadou Sakho's £26m move to Crystal Palace were both announced after 1am Friday.

Chelsea signed Davide Zappacosta, Spurs recruited Swansea striker Fernando Llorente for £15m and Seansea replaced him with Wilfried Bony for £12m - all after the window had closed.


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