The Premier League has announced that clubs have cut their spending on agents' fees by more than £3million last year.
Latest figures to be released show that payments have fallen from more than £70.7million to £67.1million within the year ending at 30th September 2010.
Champions Chelsea topped the list of spenders with a huge 9.3million being shelled out, but mega-rich rivals Manchester City reduced their outlay by more than half, spending just £6million compared to last season's total of £12.8million.
Newly-promoted Blackpool, meanwhile, spent just £45,000, but Liverpool increased their spending from £6.6million to over £9million in a time they were embroiled in takeover problems.
The Premier League came to an agreement in June 2008 that from last season onwards each club must publish the total amounts paid during the previous two transfer windows.
The below table show payments made by clubs to agents in the period from 1st October 2009 to 10th September 2010. The amounts shown include payments made by clubs on behalf of players.
PREMIER LEAGUE Total
Aston Villa: £2,279,536.50
Birmingham City: £1,518,529.09
Blackburn Rovers: £1,623,232.92
Bolton Wanderers: £3,549,316.72
Manchester City: £5,952,261.33
Manchester United: £2,312,726.00
Newcastle United: £2,417,776.00
Stoke City: £2,196,968.50
Tottenham Hotspur: £5,361,229.87
West Bromwich Albion: £614,195.73
West Ham United: £3,419,089.99
Wigan Athletic: £2,461,500.00
Wolverhampton Wanderers: £1,291,794.00