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The BBC Sport website attracted a record number of viewers on Monday (September 2nd). 

Internet users accessed the site to keep up to date with all the moves being made as the football transfer window came to a close. 

Some 6.45 million people (around ten per cent of the population) visited the site in the UK, while a further three million viewed it from abroad. 

Richard Burgess, BBC head of sports news and radio sport, commented: "Transfer deadline day is always a massive day for BBC Sport and it really demonstrates the unique multi-platform broadcast offering which audiences get from us."

The most popular story viewed on deadline day was the piece describing Arsenal's £42.4 million signing of German international midfielder Mesut Ozil, which attracted 1.7 million visitors. 

Confirmation of Gareth Bale's world-record move to Real Madrid was the second most viewed.

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Posted by Mark Wynn