January 12 – Everton have set a 2022 target for taking occupancy of their new waterfront stadium at Bramley Moore Dock in Liverpool, at the same time that estimated costs have been acknowledged as having risen from an initial estimate of £300 million to £500 million.
January 11 – The English FA has unveiled a package of new financing that centres around increasing investment in the English game from to £123 million to £180 million. The FA also said that it will have paid off its Wembley National Stadium debt by the end of 2024.
January 10 – The way clubs manipulate the transfer window behind the scenes in their negotiations has long been a somewhat questionable practise in terms of how much players who move are actually worth.
January 9 – Neymar, Lionel Messi and Harry Kane are the highest priced items in an analysis of current transfer values. 13 players from the Premier League clubs make up the top 20 places.
By David Owen
January 9 – Roman Abramovich pumped a further £33.8 million into Chelsea in the Premier League champions’ last financial year. The figure is included in the West London club’s accounts for the year to 30 June 2017 which have now arrived at Companies House.
January 9 – Swansea City’s majority owners have suspended talks to acquire a further 10% of the club’s shares – they currently hold 68% – while they focus “time, energy and resources” into battling relegation. The club are currently bottom of the Premier League.
January 9 – Chelsea’s redevelopment of their Stamford Bridge stadium has been put back another year with the club now unlikely to move into the new ground until 2024, but perhaps even in 2025.
January 8 – Manchester City’s holding company City Football Group (CFG) is exploring further club expansion with India, the world’s second most populous nation, looking like the next market for acquisition.
January 8 – The protracted transfer of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool to Barcelona has finally gone through with the Catalan giants paying what will effectively amount to the third highest fee of all time to land the coveted Brazilian playmaker.
By David Owen
January 5 – Another Premier League club has reported strong 2016-17 profits, as a consequence largely of the league’s new TV deal. Everton have clocked up a £30.6 million post-tax profit on turnover of £171.3 million, almost £50 million more than the previous highest recorded.
January 4 – Runaway English Premier League leaders Manchester City have more financial clout than any other club in world football, according to a new study commissioned by global sports event organisers Soccerex.
By Samindra Kunti
January 3 – Roland Duchatelet is to sell Charlton Athletic and end his troubled near four-year reign at the Addicks. His CEO Katrien Meire has joined Sheffield Wednesday.
By David Owen
January 3 – It looks like Premier League champions Chelsea have their former Brazilian star Oscar – and by extension China – largely to thank for turning a profit in their latest financial year.
January 3 – Everton CEO Robert Elstone has confirmed the costs of the club’s proposed new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock have “escalated significantly”. Target date for opening of the new 50-55,000 capacity stadium is the 2022-23 season.
January 2 – Barcelona kit manufacturers Nike appear to have jumped the gun somewhat with an advert on their official online store urging fans to purchase Coutinho jerseys for the remainder of this campaign even though the Liverpool playmaker has not yet signed.