Premier League clubs splashed £77million on agent fees last season - £6million more than the previous campaign - with Manchester City leading the way in terms of outlay, with a total cash spend of £10.5million, according to the Daily Mail.
The 2012/13 runners-up paid almost £2million more than the second biggest agent pocket-fillers, Liverpool, who exhausted £8.6million of income on their way to a seventh place finish.
Recently relegated Queens Park Rangers were the third biggest spenders with £6.8million, mainly due to their wheeling and dealing in the January transfer window, which resulted in an unsuccessful attempt by Harry Redknapp to retain the west London club's top-flight status.
Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotpsur (£6.5m), Chelsea (£6.4m), and Arsenal (£5.5m) complete the six biggest agent fee spenders, while Premier League champions Manchester United placed eighth with a much more modest outlay of £3.6million.
At the other end of the scale, Southampton drove the hardest bargain when it comes to transfer dealing, paying out just £646,000 to player representatives, while five other clubs - Swansea, Norwich City, West Brom, Stoke, and Wigan Athletic - managed to keep their spending below £2million.
Check out the full table of Premier League club fees paid to agents last season, and leave a comment with who you think will be the biggest spenders during this summer's transfer window!
1. Man City: £10.5m 11 Aston Villa: £2.7m
2. Liverpool: £8.6m 12 Fulham: £2.5m
3. QPR: £6.8m 13 Sunderland: £2.1m
4. Spurs: £6.5m 14 Reading: £2.1m
5. Chelsea: £6.4m 15 Wigan: £1.9m
6. Arsenal: £5.5m 16 Stoke City: £1.7m
7. West Ham: £4.4m 17 West Brom: £1.3m
8. Man United: £3.6m 18 Norwich: £1.2m
9. Newcastle: £3.4m 19 Swansea: £1.1m
10 Everton: £3m 20 Southampton: £646k
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