No Premier League club has spent more on brokerage fees in the past 12 months than Chelsea.

The Blues appeared to be the least affected by the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on football around the world.

Under the guidance of former boss Frank Lampard, West Londoners went on a big shopping spree last summer before the Chelsea legend was sacked and replaced by Thomas Tuchel earlier this year.

From February last year to the same month in 2021, £ 35 million was paid to agents at Stamford Bridge.

This staggering amount came after a combined expense of over £ 250 million on incoming transfers.

Chelsea spent a lot of money on Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, and brokerage fees would have contributed to those numbers

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The FA has confirmed agents’ numbers covering both new contracts and signings.

A total of £ 272 million was paid to agents from Premier League teams over the 12 month period.

Chelsea’s signings have included big names like Ben Chilwell, Timo Werner, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz.

Elsewhere, Manchester City ranked second on the list, unsurprisingly, after spending just over £ 30m on brokerage fees.

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Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres joined Pep Guardiola’s squad last year.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United were not far behind after paying agents £ 29.8million at Old Trafford over the same period.

Reigning Premier League champions Liverpool finished fourth in the rankings but had a significantly lower total of less than £ 22m.

The FA has cleared the fees spent on agents by Premier League officials over the past 12 months

The FA has cleared the fees spent on agents by Premier League officials over the past 12 months

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North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal came next, and happened to be giving out very similar numbers around the £ 16.5m mark.

At the other end of the table, West Brom was in last place, having paid just £ 4.2m since their promotion, and Burnley was close at just under £ 4.5m.

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