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Newcastle United's activities help transfere fees top £1 billion


Premier League clubs have spent more than £1bn on transfers in a season for the first time, new figures reveal.

A record £965m was spent in 2014-15, but that figure has already been beaten, with clubs having until 23:00 GMT on Monday to sign further players.

The 20 clubs have already spent £130m in the January transfer window alone, with Newcastle spending £29m which could rise to £60 million

They have signed Jonjo Shelvey, Andros Townsend and Henri Saivet, and bid £21m for West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, reported on BBC Sport said: "We've seen Premier League clubs again use the January window to invest significantly in playing talent.

"With a day left, the total gross spending this season has already reached £1bn for the first time."

Premier League spending since 2003-04

*2015-16 January transfer window figures as at 09:00 GMT on 1 February

Year        summer  winter   total

2003-04   £215m   £50m    £265m
2004-05   £215m   £50m    £265m
2005-06   £235m   £70m    £305m
2006-07   £260m   £60m    £320m
2007-08   £470m   £175m  £645m
2008-09   £500m   £170m  £670m
2009-10   £450m   £30m    £480m
2010-11   £365m   £225m  £590m
2011-12   £485m   £60m    £545m
2012-13   £490m   £120m  £610m
2013-14   £630m   £130m  £760m
2014-15   £835m   £130m  £965m
2015-16   £870m   £130m so far £1bn so far

source Deloitte


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