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UK tax collectors target player image rights deals

October 23 – The UK tax authorities are following the Spanish lead and focussing on payments to players for their image rights that have not been declared for tax. The payments are made separate to the player’s salary and are often taken outside the UK by companies holding the rights, rather than directly to the players or managers.

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Khan pulls out of £600m Wembley deal citing lack of support

Wembley calling?

By Andrew Warshaw 

October 18 – Would it have been a national disgrace or was it vital for developing the country’s grass-roots game?  The jury was out but now it makes no difference after the English Football Association’s proposed £600 million sale of Wembley stadium to Pakistani-American billionaire Shahid Khan unexpectedly fell through on Wednesday when the  owner of  Premier League Fulham and the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team suddenly withdrew his offer.

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