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Football in the UK's Premier League clubs were paid over $3.7 billion last . An annual report on football showed a 15 per cent in revenue for the League's 20 clubs. The is from the international accountancy Deloitte. It reported that the wage bill for Premier League teams went above $3.5 billion for the first ever. The report said that almost 60 per cent of all the revenue earned by the League goes towards . This is up from 55 per cent in the 2016/17 season. The Premier League's six clubs, which include Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal, have the wage bills in the League.

The Premier League is the top of English football leagues. It is the most-watched league in the world. People in 212 countries and territories, in 643 million homes watch it. This means it makes a lot of from television rights and merchandising. However, the in the wage bill has reduced the earned by the clubs. Deloitte said: "With the now on clubs to generate revenue may be that we see the levels of pre-tax [go down] over the next few years." The teams in the lower half of the League are finding it more to make a profit. The three teams can lose up to $130 million if they are relegated from the Premier League.

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