September 10 – Controversial Spanish league boss Javier Tebas has made another attack on Paris St Germain for breaking the spirit of football law in terms of the money they acquire and spend.
September 20 – The controversy over the ‘giveaway’ of London’s newly built 2012 Olympic Stadium to Premier League club West Ham United is not going away with club furiously claiming the public have been misled over the amount it pays for its tenancy.
September 7 – In what may be a world first, a blockchain start-up is working to help develop new and untapped football talent from under-developed countries through an AI-based digital marketplace.
September 6 – KPMG Football Benchmark has released a new digital Player Valuation tool that provides market value estimations for 4,000 players from the top 11 European and South American leagues.
September 6 – What would the value of players in the early years of the Premier League look like if they were playing today? Andriy Shevchenko, who cost just over £29 million when he transferred to Chelsea in 2006, would likely cost over £144 million.
August 5 – Total transfer spend in Europe’s big-5 leagues in 2018 dropped by 2.4% to €5.82 billion, with English Premier League clubs accounting for 36.5% of the spend.
September 4 – Former Brazilian striker Ronaldo has bought a 51% stake in in LaLiga side Real Valladolid for €30 million.
September 3 – Premier League Watford’s Italian owner Gino Pozzo (pictured) has reportedly turned down a £125 million offer for 37.5% of the club from US media investment company Pacific Media Holdings.
September 3 – The rollercoaster financial and ownership ride of AC Milan’s progress into this Europa League under the club’s new management group looks to be taking a further positive step for the club.
August 31 – Cryptocurrency is increasingly making inroads into the commercial football club market with the latest announcement being a strategic partnership between investment finance dealmakers Blackbridge Cross Borders and blockchain technology business SportyFi, operator of the SportyCo platform.
August 28 – Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is poised to restart plans to renovate the club’s west London stadium, Stamford Bridge, though it seems increasingly likely he will not be the owner once the stadium rebuild is complete.
August 23 – Not everything he touches turns to gold. Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, now thumping goal in at the LA Galaxy in the US, has taken a hit himself and has closed his joint venture fashion label A-Z label.
August 22 – Socios.com, the blockchain technology that enables clubs to monetise their fan bases, has stepped up its push into the football business with the recruitment of Magnus Linder from Bettson to head club partnerships and business development.
By Paul Nicholson and Andrew Warshaw
August 10 – The amount spent in the summer transfer window by English Premier League clubs has fallen for the first time in eight years. Clubs spent £1.23 billion in the window that closed yesterday, a drop of £200 million, but still £180 million up on the net expenditure record of £685 million in summer 2016, according to Deloitte figures.