2 Sep 2011

Big rise in EPL spending

6:14 am on 2 September 2011

English Premier League clubs nearly 500-million pounds in the summer transfer window, a 33 percent increase on last year.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, and the two Manchester clubs accounted for about two thirds of the total.

Gross transfer spending by top clubs in Italy, Spain and France was also higher than the same period last year.