Record £630m on transfers

Premier League football clubs have reportedly spent a record £630 million on new players during the summer transfer window, which closed at 11pm last night. The previous record of £500 million has stood since 2008.

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Premier League clubs 'spent record £630m on transfers'

Premier League football clubs spent a record £630 million on new players during the summer transfer window, according to research by the Deloitte's Sports Business Group.

The transfer window, which closed at 11pm, netted £130 million more than the previous record of £500 million set in 2008.

Some of the biggest deals - including Mesut Ozil's transfer to Arsenal and Manchester United signing Marouane Fellaini - came on deadline day.


German star Ozil joins Arsenal from Real Madrid

Ozil assisted the most goals in La Liga last season. Credit: Empics

Arsenal have completed the transfer of German star Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in a deal thought to be worth more than £42m - a record signing for the London club.

“I am thrilled to be joining a club of the stature of Arsenal and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League," he said.

"It will be great for my own personal development as a player and I am particularly looking forward to working with Arsène Wenger."

The 24-year-old joined Madrid from Werder Bremen in 2010 and scored 19 goals in 104 appearances but the arrival of Gareth Bale is thought to have pushed him down the pecking order.

Ozil, whose has Turkish grandparents, has 14 goals in 47 appearances for the German national side.

Arsenal 'agree deal with Real Madrid' to sign Mesut Ozil

Arsenal have agreed a deal with Real Madrid to sign German midfielder Mesut Ozil in a move that would shatter their transfer record, Press Association Sport understands.

German international Mesut Ozil could join Arsenal. Credit: Daniel Karmann/DPA

The 24-year-old is set to discuss terms over the proposed transfer, which is believed to be around 50million euros (£42.2m), and then look to complete a medical ahead of the 11pm transfer deadline.

The Gunners are also reportedly looking to bring in a couple more players before the summer transfer window closes.

Liverpool sign two defenders on transfer deadline day

Liverpool have signed two defenders on transfer deadline day with French international Mamadou Sakho and Thiago Ilori joining the club.

Mamadou Sakho has joined Liverpool from PSG. Credit: Szwarc Henri/ABACA

The two signings have cost Brendan Rodgers' side, who are top of the league after three games, £25 million.

Sakho, who played for Paris Saint-Germain, told Liverpool's website: "I'm delighted to be here. I'd like to thank everyone for the welcome. I came here because the project that is in place at Liverpool interests me. I'm really looking forward to playing my first game."


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