By David Owen
September 16 – Reports have started circulating that Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Chinese owners are open to selling 20% of the club, as they seek to build on what has so far been a successful return to English top-flight football.
September 13 – FIFA has released the 12th edition of its Big 5 Transfer Window Analysis report that examines the activity in the big five European markets of England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain in the Summer 2019 transfer window.
By Paul Nicholson
September 11 – Intermediaries earned a massive $529.3 million in commissions in the last transfer window, according to data from FIFA TMS (transfer match system) covering the summer transfer window.
September 10 – Manchester City are the world’s first billion euro squad by transfer value, with a combined player cost of €1.014 billion following activity in the summer transfer window just closed.
By Paul Nicholson
September 10 – FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said that the club is on course to break the €1 billion revenue barrier for the 2019/20 season, and set a new football club record.
By Paul Nicholson in Edinburgh
September 5 – PSG’s €200 million star Neymar Jnr could leave the club as early January for Barcelona, though more likely at the end of the season if PSG play him in Champions League matches before the Winter transfer opens.
September 5 –Bayern Munich joined became the second Europe’s giant clubs to announce revenues of slightly more than €750 million following on from Real Madrid’s posting of €757 million last week.
September 5 – The €6.6 billion spent in the European summer transfer window represents a 31% increase in the price of players compared to the previous year, according to figures from the CIES Football Observatory.
September 4 – The story of the expulsion of former English Football League club Bury may yet have another chapter, with the EFL board bowing to public pressure and saying it will discuss with other member clubs the possibility of allowing Bury re-entry at League Two level.
By David Owen
September 3 – The early end to the transfer window may have taken the edge off summer spending by clubs in England’s Premier League, but their rivals elsewhere in Europe did not hold back from splashing the cash.
September 2 – Real Madrid have announced operating revenue of €757.3 million for the 2018/19 season, a 0.8% increase on the previous season.
August 30 – Within days of Bury becoming the first English professional team to go out of business for 27 years, the English Football League have been accused of acting too hastily after an investment company reportedly came up with £7 million proof of funds to take over the League One (third-tier) club.
August 29 – Twenty-four hours after the demise of Bury, the first English club in 27 years to go out of business, fellow third-tier Bolton Wanderers, one of the most iconic names in the domestic game with a long and illustrious history, have avoided a similar fate by being sold at the 11th hour.
By Andrew Warshaw
August 28 – In what will go down as one of the darkest days in recent English football history, Bury, one of the country’s oldest clubs, were expelled from the Football League (EFL) on Tuesday after failing to resolve their financial problems, the first English club to go out of business for 27 years.