Premier League clubs paid out more than £263m to football agents during 2019-20, an increase of almost £3m on the previous year.
League leaders Liverpool were the highest spending club in the top flight, paying £30.3m to agents between 1 February 2019 and 31 January 2020.
But that was a decrease of more than £13m from their 2018-19 sum.
Manchester City (£29m) and Manchester United (£27.6m) were the next biggest spenders, then Chelsea (£26.2m).
The lowest spenders were Burnley (£3.9m).
Championship clubs spent more than £49m on intermediary and agent fees, down from £50.5m. Stoke City (£5.7m) and Swansea (£5.2m) paid the most.
League One clubs spent a combined £3.9m, while those in League Two paid out almost £1.2m. The National League's total was £319,634.
|Premier League spending 2019-20|
|Club||Net total paid to agents/intermediaries|