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Premier League clubs paid out nearly £130million to agents last year - a £15million increase on the year before.
Liverpool spent the most of any club, £14.3million, followed by Manchester United (£13.8m) and Manchester City (£12.4m) with the total reaching £129.86million for the year ending September 30. Chelsea and Arsenal both spent £11.9million while at the other end of the scale newcomers Watford spent £1.6million.
The total spent in the Championship was £26.1million, £3.2million in League One and just £1million in League Two. Fees are not just paid to agents when transfers happen, but also when players sign new contracts.
During the period in question, there were 172 inbound transfers and loans in the Premier League, 542 new or improved contracts and 573 outbound transfers and loans - a total of 1,287 transactions, all of which could have led to an agent's fee being paid.
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Branislav Ivanovic, Chelsea's captain in the injury-enforced absence of John Terry, believes Diego Costa will react to his omission from the team in the 0-0 draw with Spurs in a positive way.
Costa remained on the bench for the duration of the Barclays Premier League showdown at White Hart Lane and in the final moments tossed his substitutes' bib over his shoulder in the direction of Jose Mourinho.
"I expect Diego to come back strongly. We start the season as a team and we have to finish as a team," Ivanovic said.
"Sometimes for a player who isn't playing it's difficult but it is a normal situation for the club.
"This is important. When we start losing we all know it's not about the one or two players playing badly or playing well - it's about the team.
"Diego didn't play against Tottenham but he'll be ready for the next game.
"He scored against Norwich - the winning goal. It's all about the team. We all have to think about that."
England women's manager Mark Sampson has been shortlisted for the coach of the year award by Fifa.
Sampson goes up against the United States' Jill Ellis and Japan's Norio Sasaki for the prize.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Neymar have been shortlisted for the Fifa Ballon d'Or award, the world governing body has announced