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Football spend doubles

Friday 1 February 2013 6:00

Premier League clubs have spent twice the amount they did last year in the January transfer window, with Queens Park Rangers, Liverpool and Newcastle accounting for more than half the total spend.

In all around £120m was spent in January, according to Deloitte, as league clubs look forward to an uplift in their broadcasting revenues of £20m to £30m each from next season.

Last year's £60m Premier League spend during the January window, fell well short of 2011's record £225m.