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  • Clubs in England spent more than £1billion on cross-border transfers in the summer window - more than twice the amount spent by clubs from any other country, according to figures from FIFA.Manchester City were the biggest spenders in the international market, shelling out more than £200million, but Manchester United and Chelsea invested more than £100million each.In total, English clubs brought in 526 players from foreign clubs over the summer but made more than £350million in international sales.Under FIFA rules, all moves involving clubs in different countries must be logged on its International Transfer Matching System, and these numbers come from its annual analysis of transfer activity in the so-called 'Big five' - England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.Overall, 7,590 international transfers were completed worldwide between June 1 and September 1, and global spending reached a record £3.56billion, which is almost as much as clubs spent in all of 2016.Most of tho..

    English clubs splashed out more than £1billion on international summer transfers

    Clubs in England spent more than £1billion on cross-border transfers in the summer window - more than twice the amount spent by clubs from any other country, according to figures from FIFA.Manchester City were the biggest spenders in the international market, shelling out more than £200million, but Manchester United and Chelsea invested more than £100million each.In total, English clubs brought in 526 players from foreign clubs over the summer but made more than £350million in international sales.Under FIFA rules, all moves involving clubs in different countries must be logged on its International Transfer Matching System, and these numbers come from its annual analysis of transfer activity in the so-called 'Big five' - England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.Overall, 7,590 international transfers were completed worldwide between June 1 and September 1, and global spending reached a record £3.56billion, which is almost as much as clubs spent in all of 2016.Most of tho..
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  • Premier League clubs agreed to close the summer transfer window on the day before the start of the 2018-19 season in a tense meeting on Thursday. Needing a two-thirds majority, or 14 clubs, to shut the window early, the idea's backers just got the votes they needed, with Crystal Palace, Manchester City, Manchester United, Swansea and Watford opposed, while Burnley abstained. This means clubs will not be allowed to register any new players after 5pm on Thursday, August 9, 2018, although they will be able to sell players to clubs in leagues where the window is still open, as is currently the case. The decision followed weeks of debate about the uncertainty caused to managers and players by three weeks of transfer activity and speculation at the start of a new campaign. There is also the potential threat to the league's competitive integrity caused by cases such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain playing for Arsenal against Liverpool and then joining the Anfield club five days l..

    Premier League clubs agree to shut transfer window before season starts

    Premier League clubs agreed to close the summer transfer window on the day before the start of the 2018-19 season in a tense meeting on Thursday. Needing a two-thirds majority, or 14 clubs, to shut the window early, the idea's backers just got the votes they needed, with Crystal Palace, Manchester City, Manchester United, Swansea and Watford opposed, while Burnley abstained. This means clubs will not be allowed to register any new players after 5pm on Thursday, August 9, 2018, although they will be able to sell players to clubs in leagues where the window is still open, as is currently the case. The decision followed weeks of debate about the uncertainty caused to managers and players by three weeks of transfer activity and speculation at the start of a new campaign. There is also the potential threat to the league's competitive integrity caused by cases such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain playing for Arsenal against Liverpool and then joining the Anfield club five days l..
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