17 of 20 Premier League clubs made losses from summer transfer window

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Tuesday 02 September 2014 14:00
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Only three clubs in the Premier League - Chelsea, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur - made a profit from transfers in this summer window.

The Premier League's 20 clubs spent a record £857.8m this summer, vastly outspending their European rivals - Spain's La Liga (approx. £425m) and Italy's Serie A (approx. £260m) - and eclipsing the league's previous record of £630m (Summer 2013).

However, these losses will largely be offset by the vast television revenue earned by English clubs following a £3bn rights deal - now in its second of three years - and the panoply of outside investors - with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and QPR all bankrolled by foreign businessmen.

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