Premier League clubs pay their stars over a billion in wages

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London, June 4 (ANI): England's Premier League clubs now pay their stars over a billion in wages, it has been revealed.

The colossal bill - equivalent to 1.2 million pounds per player - emerged as figures were issued for the season before the current one concludes.

Roman Abramovich's Chelsea paid out the most in wages - 172 million pounds. Runners-up Manchester United had a salary bill of 121 million pounds. Third-placed Arsenal forked out 101 million pounds, followed by Liverpool, whose players earned 90 million pounds.

Newcastle United - relegated last month - had the fifth-biggest wage bill at 75 million pounds, according to football finance analysts Deloitte. (ANI)

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