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Transfer deadline day: Premier League review

Ozil prides himself as the biggest deadline day catch. (©GettyImages)
Ozil prides himself as the biggest deadline day catch. (©GettyImages).

The summer transfer window finally closed Monday night in a drama packed final few hours. 

Activities during deadline day began on a slow note before picking up tempo towards the close of the proceedings, with several deals concluded at the end.

According to business advisory firm Deloitte, clubs in the top flight spent a whopping £140million on deadline day alone. This figure toppled last year's deadline day spending which was around £110million.

Arsenal's signing of German midfielder Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid £42.4million stands out as the biggest signing of the final day of the 2013 summer window.

A deal for the terrific midfielder was struck a few period short of the close of the 23:00 deadline after the player had undergone medical fitness check in Germany where he's on international duty.

Liverpool, meanwhile, were one of the busiest clubs on deadline day having confirmed three signings. The Meyseyside club announced the signing of Portuguese defender Tiago Ilori from Sporting Lisbon Monday morning.

Shortly after, Mamadou Sakho was confirmed as well - completing a move thought to be around £13million from Paris St-Germain.

Later in the morning Liverpool confirmed the capture of Nigerian forward Victor Moses on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Manchester United succeeded in capturing Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini but missed out on Athletic Bilbao's Ander Herrera.

United also attempted to sign Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao on loan but the deal was announced on Tuesday to have fallen through.

Everton was also active on deadline day, signing Gareth Barry, Romelu Lukaku and James McCarthy before the close.

Barry and Lukaku joined Everton from Manchester City and Chelsea respectively on season-long loan deals.

While midfielder McCarthy was signed from Wigan on a permanent deal for a fee which Everton put at £13million.

Sunderland grabbed Italian striker Fabio Borini from Liverpool on loan with Andrea Dossena also moving to the Staium of Light from Napoli on a one-year deal.

Meanwhile Sunderland released forward Stephane Sessegnon to West Brom where he joins Nigerian forward Victor Anichebe who was capture late from Everton for a fee of about £6million.

Newly promoted Crystal Palace signed Barry Bannan from Aston Villa and defender Adrian Mariappa from Reading for an undisclosed fee.

Fellow Premier League newcomers Cardiff City signed West Brom's out-of-favour striker Peter Odemwingie on a two-year deal for £2.25million.

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