Premier League wages are set to break the £1bn barrier for the first time in the competition's History
, a report from Deloitte has said.
Salaries and bonuses will increase next season as a £1.7bn television deal for top-flight games comes into effect, the report says.
Deloitte's annual review of football finances showed Premier League wages rose 9% to £854m in 2005/06.
Chelsea's outlay totalled £114m while four other clubs paid more than £50m.
The new TV revenue - including domestic and international rights - equates to about £300m extra per season over the lifetime of the current three-year deal.