Manchester City spent more than any other Premier League side on agents' fees over the past year, with £10.54m going to player's representatives.
It is the second 12-month period in a row that City have topped the list, having spent £9.66m between 1 October 2010 and 30 September 2011.
Liverpool committed £8.6m to fees, while Queens Park Rangers spent £6.82m.
The £77m total spend by clubs between 1 October 2011 and 30 September 2012 is up £5.13m on the previous 12 months.
City, who won the Premier League title in 2011-12, have invested heavily to bring in a series of high-profile players since Sheikh Mansour took over the club in September 2008.
During the recent accounting period, City signed Jack Rodwell for £12m from Everton and also completed moves for Javi Garcia (£16m from Benfica),Scott Sinclair (£8m from Swansea), Matija Nastasic (£12m from Fiorentina) and Maicon (undisclosed fee from Inter Milan).
QPR's total represents a significant rise from their spend of £2.5m in the previous period.
The lowest spenders on agents' fees was newly promoted Southampton, who, with a total of £646,106, were the only one of the 20 top-flight clubs to spend less than £1m.
|Total money spent on agents (Oct 2011-Sep 2012)|
|Queens Park Rangers||£6,818,688|
|West Ham United||£4,436,992|
|West Bromwich Albion||£1,341,301|
|Source: Premier League|