AP Sports Writer
LONDON -- Arsenal signed playmaker Mesut Ozil for a club record 50 million euros ($66 million) on the final day of the summer transfer window Monday, and Manchester United also left it late to strengthen the squad.
Ozil’s signing from Real Madrid pushed spending by Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window around 600 million pounds ($932 million).
United’s only notable permanent signing since David Moyes replaced Alex Ferguson as manager at Old Trafford has been Marouane Fellaini, with the Belgium midfielder joining for 27.5 million pounds ($43 million) from Everton as the transfer cut-off arrived on Monday night.
Moyes turned to former club Everton, after being unable to mark the start of his reign with a marquee signing, with Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas pursued for several weeks.
The biggest Premier League spenders of the summer were Tottenham, with splurged more than 110 million pounds ($170 million) on seven players in its bid to break back into the top four and qualify for the Champions League.
Liverpool, the early unbeaten league leader, was the early mover on deadline-day. Chelsea forward Victor Moses also arrived on loan and young defenders Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori were recruited late to increase their number of summer signings to eight.
Liverpool sent striker Fabio Borini on a season-long loan to Sunderland, while another Italian, former Anfield left back Andrea Dossena, joined the northeast club from Napoli.
While raising money from the sale of Fellaini, Everton signed midfielder James McCarthy from Wigan for 13 million pounds, and brought Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry and Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in on season-long loans.
Stoke signed Austria forward Marko Arnautovic from Werder Bremen on a four-year deal, while Marseille loaned out France midfielder Morgan Amalfitano to West Bromwich Albion.