By Jonathan Davies
With a few hours left of the 'Transfer Deadline Day', Premier League football clubs have spent less in this transfer window than in January 2014, according to new figures from Deloitte.
So far, top flight clubs have spent £80m on transfers, compared to £95m at this stage last year. Once all transfers from Deadline Day were included, £130m was spent in January last season. Chelsea expected to secure the £23m signing of Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado at some point today, which is expected to be one of the biggest signings of the window.
Despite the relative lack of spending in January, Deloitte's figures show that Premier League clubs have spent a record £900m on transfers in the 2014/15 season. That figure blitzes the previous record of £760m set in the 2013/14 season.
It will take a number of shock, big-money transfers to beat the January record of £225m in 2011, when Chelsea signed Fernando Torres from Liverpool for a Premier League record £50m. The London club also spent £25m on centre-back David Luiz on the final day of the window.
January 2011 - Clubs had spent £90m before deadline of the window in 2011, before Chelsea helped the figure up to a record of £225m.
January 2012 - January 2012 was a quiet one for transfers. Just £30m had been spent heading into the final day, with another £30m spent on Deadline Day itself.
January 2013 - Things picked up in 2013, with £85m spent before the final day. Another £35m was spent on the final day, taking the total to £120m.
January 2014 - 2014 saw the biggest figures since the record in 2011. £95m had been spent before Deadline Day, before reaching a total of £130m.
January 2015 - With £80m spent already and just Chelsea's move for Cuadrado seemingly the only £20m+ deal in the pipeline, the January 2015 transfer window could be the quietest since 2012.
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