By Andrew Warshaw
July 4 – UEFA are to re-open their investigation into big-spending Paris St Germain, rekindling the threat of the Qatari-owned club being thrown out of Europe.
June 28 – Any suggestion that UEFA only imposes hard-hitting sanctions on smaller clubs for breaching financial fair rules has been well and truly dashed by the announcement of a one-season European ban on Italian giants AC Milan.
June 27 – With AC Milan expecting to hear their fate this week over whether UEFA will sanction them with a ban from European football for breaking financial fair play rules, the club’s Chinese owner Yonghong Li appears to have walked away from a deal with US billionaire Rocco Commisso.
June 26 – French Ligue 1 club Toulouse is reportedly in discussion with Manchester City owners City Football Group (CFG) with a view to joining the club group.
June 25 – The saga of the ownership and funding of debt-ridden Serie A club AC Milan has taken another turn with a potential new owner emerging in the shape of the Ricketts family from the US who own the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball team.
By David Owen
June 22 – This week’s belated publication of Crystal Palace’s accounts means that Insideworldfootball’s 2016-17 Premier League of Profits listing can at last be unveiled.
By David Owen
June 21 – Crystal Palace have finally rounded off the 2016-17 Premier League financial reporting season, posting a pre-tax profit of £11.8 million for a period that ended almost exactly a year ago.
June 21 – Aston Villa owner Tony Xia looks certain to either sell the club or a substantial stake in order to raise the £40 million needed to stay within financial fair play rules.
June 19 – The growth of the women’s club game has sparked a new area of stats and strategic data focus. One of the findings of a new report is that a financial divide between clubs is already starting to take place, a trend mirroring the men’s game.
By Paul Nicholson
June 14 – Big spending Paris St. Germain have passed UEFA’s financial fair play (FFP) investigation for 2015, 2016 and 2017 but the club remains under the microscope for 2018 and could be forced to raise to €60 million through player sales to meet the regulations to avoid further scrutiny.
June 12 – Manchester United are turning pre-season team-building into a money making art form, confirming they will play Bayern Munich as the sixth and final match of the team’s pre-season preparations for the 2018-19 campaign. Man Utd will also face AC Milan, Liverpool and Real Madrid in the US in July.
June 11 – The CIES Football Observatory has ranked teams participating in the Russia 2018 World Cup by their transfer values. Top of the table are France with a total squad value of €1.41 billion.
June 7 – The European football market in 2016/17 was worth a record €25.5 billion with the Big 5 leagues accounting for €14.7 billion.
June 7 – Neymar may hold the record as the most expensive transfer in football history, but he isn’t the most valuable player in the world. Tottenham’s Harry Kane holds that position, valued €3.7 million higher than the Brazilian money machine, according to a new ranking of the Top 100 players in Europe’s Big 5 leagues.