For the first time ever, the Premier League has been involved in a £1 billion worth of player transfers in one season.

After the January transfer window closed late last night, it was confirmed that the 20 clubs have spent an estimated £1,059,400,000 in the 2015/16 season, a league record.

With over £870 million spent in the summer, a further £189 million was spent in just 31 days in January to achieve the huge total.

Surprisingly, there were no major arrivals for Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester or Liverpool, especially considering the race for the title is so open with just 15 days to go.

Instead, it was relegation threatened Newcastle United and Europe hopefuls Stoke City and Everton who were the big spenders.

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Stoke smashed their own record as they splashed the cash to secure the services of FC Porto’s Giannelli Imbula for £18.3 million with just an hour left on the countdown clock.

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Elsewhere, Everton signed a back-up striker in Oumar Niasse for £13.5 million yesterday.

Despite all the that was money spent, West Brom’s Saido Berahino shockingly stayed put, although there was interest from Stoke City, Newcastle and Tottenham Hotspur.

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With pressure of relegation, Newcastle’s Mike Ashley was forced to spend the most in January, spending over £28 million on Andros Townsend, Jonjo Shelvey and Seydou Doumbia.

On the other hand, Aston Villa who sit at the bottom of the table with 13 points, all but confirmed their fate with no signings.

Although only a loan deal, the most high profile signing came at Chelsea with the arrival of Brazilian Alexandre Pato.

With the window now shut until June, all 20 clubs will be hoping they have done enough to help them achieve their targets this season, whether they have title aspirations, or Premier League survival.