Transfer deadline day: Ozil's move to Arsenal tops record day
Arsenal's signing of Mesut Ozil was the big deal on a record-breaking deadline day as Premier League clubs set new spending records.
The Gunners shattered their record by buying the Real Madrid midfielder for £42.4m, while Manchester United moved late to sign Everton's Marouane Fellaini for £27.5m.
Liverpool brought in central defenders Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori for a combined fee of about £25m.
In total, £140m was spent on deadline day in England, sending total outlays during the summer transfer window to £630m, a new record. The previous record was £500m in 2008.
Transfer deadline day: Premier League's summer signings
Despite £85.3m coming into England from Real Madrid thanks to their world record purchase of Tottenham's Gareth Bale, the top flight still spent £400m more than it recouped in sales.
This net figure even dwarfs the total gross spend in Spain's La Liga and Italy's Serie A (both £335m), France's Ligue 1 (£315m) and the German Bundesliga's £230m.
Premier League spending was up 29%, according to Deloitte's Sports Business Group. This comes on the back of a new television deal bring clubs an extra £600m revenue across the top flight.
Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group, said: "The story of this summer transfer window is of new records: a new record for Premier League spending as well as a new world transfer record fee. "
Ozil, 24, regarded as one of Europe's best midfielders, said: "I am thrilled to be joining a club of the stature of Arsenal and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League. I am particularly looking forward to working with [Gunners boss] Arsene Wenger."
Top signings on deadline day
Arsenal sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for £42.4m
Marouane Fellaini joins Man Utd from Everton for £27.5m
Liverpool sign centre-backs Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori for a combined fee of about £25m.
Everton sign Wigan midfielder James McCarthy for £13m and agree deals for Manchester City's Gareth Barry and Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku on season-long loans
Aston Villa recruit Czech Republic striker Libor Kozak for £7m.
West Brom sign forward Stephane Sessegnon for £5m-plus and Victor Anichebe for fee rising to £6m
Tottenham were the biggest Premier League spenders this window having invested nearly £105m on seven new players as they prepared for life after 24-year-old forward Bale.
Wigan midfielder McCarthy, 22, moved for a fee which Everton have stated is £13m, but the Latics say is in the region of £15m.
Meanwhile, Chelsea forward Lukaku and Manchester City midfielder Barry moved to Goodison Park on season-long loans.
Liverpool avoided the last-minute rush by recruiting
defenders Sakho and Ilori
early on Monday while Nigerian forward Victor Moses has joined the Reds from Chelsea on loan.
Which clubs had a good deadline day?
Italian striker Fabio Borini left Anfield to join Sunderland on loan with former Liverpool defender Andrea Dossena, 31, also moving to the Stadium of Light from Napoli on a one-year deal.
Black Cats forward Stephane Sessegnon
has moved to West Brom to join forwards Victor Anichebe, another late capture from Everton for a fee rising to £6m, and Shane Long, who remains at The Hawthorns having almost joined Hull.
In the Championship, Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp managed to secure the loan deals of Dynamo Kiev midfielder Niko Kranjcar, Tottenham left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto and midfielder Tom Carroll.
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