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Man Utd top agents fees list in Premier League

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Keeping De Gea at Old Trafford cost United a hefty agent fee
Keeping De Gea at Old Trafford cost United a hefty agent fee

Manchester United paid £10m to agents and intermediaries between October 2015 and February 2016 - over £3m more than the next highest-spending Premier League club.

A document published by the Football Association on Friday listed the net totals spent by clubs from the start of October to February 1, including payments made by clubs on behalf of players.

It shows United - who did not sign any players during that period - to be the top flight's biggest spenders at £10.02m, with Liverpool second at £6.67m.

Manchester City are next behind the Reds at £5.88m, followed by Arsenal (£3.14m), West Ham (£2.69m), Tottenham (£2.56m) and Chelsea (£2.21m).

The lowest-spending Premier League club were Everton at £471,400, while the overall total given for the division was £46.58m.

The FA has published the information as required under FIFA's Regulations on Working with Intermediaries, introduced on April 1, 2015.

As well as the list of net totals paid, the FA also published a document giving details of each individual transaction involving intermediaries made by clubs between April 1, 2015 and February 1, 2016, although no financial figures are disclosed on that file.

It does, however, feature the name of agent Jorge Mendes alongside United goalkeeper David de Gea on September 11, the day the Old Trafford club announced the player had signed a new contract with them days after a proposed move by De Gea to Real Madrid collapsed.

On the net totals document, QPR are shown to be the biggest-spending Sky Bet Championship outfit.

Their total is £1m, and they are the only club outside the Premier League to have a seven-figure sum by their name.