Liverpool and Chelsea came out top of a list released showing how much money Premier League clubs paid to agents in the last 12 months.
Between the top 20 teams in English football, more than £67 million was paid to agents, £3 million down from last year.
Chelsea topped the list, spending £9.29 million, with Liverpool, a club struggling under the burden of huge interest payments to service their existing debt, coming in just behind having spent £9 million.
With agents fees paid equally over the length of a players contract, the drop in transfer fees was not equally represented in a drop in agents fees.
With only £380 million spent on players by the Premier League teams this summer, compared to £620 million the year before, the clubs spent nearly 39% less. This is a lot more than the 3% drop in agents fees.
Some clubs spent more, with Liverpool and Sunderland both spending over £2 million more than last year, and Everton and Stoke spending over £1 million more.
Other clubs saved money with Manchester City surprisingly saving themselves £7 million, Arsenal and Wigan spent £1 million less and West Ham spent £2 million less.
Premier League of agent spending
1. Chelsea £9,293,751
2. Liverpool £9,032,528
3. Manchester City £5,952,261
4. Tottenham Hotspur £5,361,229
5. Sunderland £4,421,990
6. Arsenal £3,660,199
7. Everton £3,599,040
8. Bolton Wanderers £3,549,316
9. West Ham United £3,419,089
10. Wigan Athletic £2,461,500
11. Newcastle United £2,417,776
12. Manchester United £2,312,726
13. Aston Villa £2,279,536
14. Stoke City £2,196,968
15. Fulham £2,087,373
16. Blackburn Rovers £1,623,232
17. Birmingham City £1,518,529
18. Wolverhampton £1,291,794
19. West Bromwich Albion £614,195
20. Blackpool £45,000