Manchester City and Chelsea are Premier League's biggest spenders on agent fees

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Gabriel Jesus was one of City's lucrative purchases this season (Source: Getty)

Manchester City and Chelsea were the Premier League's most generous clubs towards agents this season, with both spending over £5m more on intermediary fees than anyone else.

Over the period covering the last two transfer windows City paid £26.3m towards agents, narrowly out spending league leaders Chelsea's £25.1m.

Fifa legislation introduced two years ago requires the FA to publish a list of all the agent's fees it has processed through its clearing account.

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The new data released shows that since last February, only City and Chelsea have spent more than £20m on agent's fees, with Manchester United narrowly behind on £19m.

The agent's fees do not necessarily relate to transfers completed during that period and may be delayed payments relating to deals completed in previous windows.

Hull City were the most frugal when it came to agent's fees, spending £1.9m - less than seven Championship clubs.

Second-place Tottenham, who qualified for this seasons Champions League, spent just £7.2m.

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