[b]Exclusive:[/b] Trio of Premier League window shoppers help carry January spending to £120 million

deadline day

By David Owen
English Premier League clubs spent about £120 million in the latest January transfer window, double their outlay in January 2012, but well short of the record £225 million splurged two years ago, when strikers Fernando Torres and Andy Carroll were the subject of deals thought to amount to a combined £85 million.
The top clubs generally refrained from buying, with the result that – according to analysis by Deloitte, the business advisory firm – seventh-placed Liverpool and struggling Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle United together contributed over 50% of total spending.

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