April 3 – The Bundesliga is reportedly looking at private equity firms to raise finance of up to $330 million to help cashflow the league and its clubs through the Covid-19 crisis.
April 2 – The value of player transfer market will fall 28% if no more matches are played and no player contracts renewed until June 30, according to an analysis by the CIES Football Observatory.
April 1 – FIFA is to set up an emergency fund to assist the football industry amid growing fears that the coronavirus crisis will bring the sport to its knees.
By David Owen
April 1 – Burnley, the small Premier League outfit from Lancashire with a reputation as one of the best-run clubs in the business, managed to remain narrowly in profit last year in a season featuring its first European campaign for more than half a century.
By David Owen
March 31 – Tottenham Hotspur look to have posted a pre-tax profit more than twice as big as any Premier League rival for the 2018-19 season which saw the North London club reach the Champions League final.
March 31 – French football is staring down the financial barrel as domestic broadcaster Canal Plus, a long-time rights holder of Ligue 1, is holding up the release of a scheduled €110 million payment.
March 27 – Flamengo are chasing an upfront payment of the €1.6 million the Brazilians are entitled to for their participation in the group phase of the Copa Libertadores as they move to bolster their cash flow.
March 27 – As the English Premier League ponders whether to restart the season at some point, Germany’s top clubs have a more pressing priority – donating €20 million as a gesture to struggling cash-strapped teams lower down.
By David Owen
March 27 – Huddersfield Town managed to remain narrowly in profit during its second and, for now, final season in the Premier League. The Yorkshire club posted a pre-tax profit of £3.9 million for the year to end-June 2019, down from £29.7 million the previous year.
March 27 – Manchester United has suspended its season ticket renewal deadline until a new date for the 2020/21 season is confirmed, while at the same time saying it will refund existing tickets pro-rata for any games that are either un-played or played behind closed doors.
By Samindra Kunti
March 26 – The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF)has announced a €500 million support plan for Spanish clubs to help with the impending financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
By Paul Nicholson
March 26 – The £50 million relief package the English Football League will only stretch until the end of April, according to a research report by the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB).
March 26 – England’s Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) are seeking urgent talks with the Premier League and Football League over the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on players and clubs.
March 26 – Union Berlin are the latest German top-flight team to agree to forego their wages because of Covid-19, another example of Bundesliga clubs putting their survival first.