August 2 – Arsenal have completed a club-record £72 million deal to sign Nicolas Pepe from French club Lille OSC in a bid to bolster their squad ahead of the new Premier League season.
August 1 – Bury’s 125-year membership of the English Football League could come to an end if club owner Steve Dale fails to provide the EFL with sufficient evidence he can sustain the club.
July 31 – Supporters of Cardiff City and Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas on the closing stages of the Tour de France last weekend, would have seen further inroads into the sports business by Ineos who debuted their shirt sponsorship of OGC Nice last weekend in a friendly in the Welsh capital.
July 30 – AS Roma will issue €275 million in bonds to help restructure debt repayments, the Italian club has announced.
July 29 – The high-profile move of Gareth Bale from Spain to China is off after Real Madrid cancelled the deal, with the Welsh international now set to stay at the Spanish club instead of switching to Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning for a reported £1 million a week.
July 26 – FC Barcelona have broken the billion dollar revenue mark for the second season running, announcing that for the 2018/19 year income rose to €990 million ($1.1 billion).
July 25 – Football has been added to the EU’s watchlist of money-laundering risks.
July 25 – French champions Paris Saint-Germain have been given the green light to develop a new training centre that would cost the Ligue 1 club a reported €250 million.
July 19 – Serie A’s AS Roma is to launch club fan tokens via the Socios.com blockchain-based platform, joining Juventus, PSG and West Ham who already have tradeable fan tokens.
July 18 – Everyone wanted him but Italian champions Juventus have got him. Matthijs de Ligt, perhaps the best young defender in European football, has signed from Ajax for €75 million.
By Paul Nicholson
July 11- If any reminder were needed of where the real balance of power lies in football, it was delivered yesterday by UEFA’s announcement of how its expected €3.25 billion of revenue in the 2019/20 season will be distributed.
July 10 – Star Spanish and Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has lost his legal battle with the tax authorities and will have to pay €2.1 million in penalties and back taxes.
July 11 – AC and Inter Milan moved plans for a new stadium forward on Wednesday by disclosing a plan to invest more than €1.2 billion in the project.
July 3 – Tottenham Hotspur, who reached the Champions League final in June without having signed a single player for 18 months, have smashed their transfer record by purchasing 22-year-old French rising midfield star Tanguy Ndombele for a club record €60 million from Lyon.