September 27 – Paris St Germain, under scrutiny by UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) for its financial year to the end of the 2018 season, looks to have moved to attempt to protect its position from UEFA sanction by arranging a capital injection of €316 million from the club’s Qatar Sports Investment owners.
September 27 – The £600 million sale of England’s Wembley stadium, the home of the national team, hangs in the balance as the FA board meets today to vote on whether to take the proposal forward to the 127-member FA Council.
By David Owen
September 25 – On the pitch, City were the better team, hands down; in financial terms, however, United retained Mancunian bragging rights last season, even if the gap is narrowing.
September 25 – UEFA has confirmed it is stepping up its investigation into Paris Saint-Germain’s potential breach of financial fair play rules, rekindling the threat of the Qatari-owned club being thrown out of Europe.
September 25 – Former Inter Milan president Erik Thohir looks to be back in club acquisition mode but on a smaller scale to his last club buy.
September 24 – Juventus is the second of Europe’s big clubs to announce a deal with Socios.com to launch a fan token. The blockchain-based platform will give supporters who buy-in a mobile voting and polling platform designed to influence club decision making. Tokens will be tradeable.
September 24 – The ambition of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to remodel the iconic Bernabeu stadium looks closer to be achieved with the club saying that a revamped stadium would be worth and extra €100-150 million a year in increased match day and stadium revenue.
By Paul Nicholson
September 21 – Scottish Double Treble winners Celtic have announced record revenue of £101.6 million, an £11 million improvement on the previous year and a doubling of profit to £17.3 million before tax.
September 19 – Manchester City, who open their Champions League campaign tonight, have the most expensively assembled squad in the world, put together at a cost of almost €1 billion in transfer fees.
September 18 – Swiss bank Credit Suisse showed serious deficiencies in its efforts to combat money laundering when dealing with several organisations including FIFA and two international oil firms, according to the country’s financial watchdog.
September 14 – FIFA has completed an analysis of Big 5 league transfers in the summer 2018 window using its International Transfer Matching System (ITMS) which recorded another new record level of global transfer spending at $5.44 billion.
By David Owen
September 14 – Just for a change it is the blue, rather than the red, side of Manchester that has kicked off the latest Premier League financial reporting season. A pity then that Manchester City’s newly-published 2017-18 results should be as solid and, well, unspectacular as much of the football played last year by Pep Guardiola’s record-breakers was irresistible and inspired.
September 14 – Understanding the financial scale of China’s professional clubs who hit the news with big money transfer deals before a government and Chinese FA crackdown, can be difficult. Latest results from Shanghai SIPG Group, owners of a Chinese Super League club, open a window to the market.
By Paul Nicholson
September 12 – Brasileiro Série B football club Avaí Futebol Clube has become the first football club to launch its own cryptocurrency with in Initial Coin Offering (ICO) targeting a $20 million capital raise.
September 12 – Chelsea could have lost as much as €68 million in value on their goalkeeper trading in the summer transfer window, according to new analysis from the CIES Football Observatory.