July 28 – French defender Mamadou Sakho, who missed France’s Euro 2016 campaign after serving a 30-day suspension after a failed drugs test, is back in the news again for all the wrong reasons.
Category: Premier League
By Paul Nicholson
July 25 – The pre-season game between Manchester United and Manchester City in China, the first ever meeting of the two clubs outside England, has been called off after heavy rain has left the famous Bird’s Nest stadium pitch in Beijing unplayable.
22 July – American owners of British football clubs have not always proved ideal bedfellows but Swansea City will hope for a different outcome after an American consortium completed the purchase of a controlling stake in the Premier League team.
July 21 – Premier League club Hull City, promoted back into the top tier after a year in the Championship, will be sold, but not just yet. Owner Assem Allam has put negotiations on hold until after the summer transfer window closes and while they recruit players for the upcoming season.
July 18 – The anticipated breakup of the Leicester City’s shock Premier League-winning squad has begun with French midfield lynchpin N’Golo Kante moving to Chelsea for a reported £32 million.
By Andrew Warshaw
July 13 – The end of Euro 2016 means only one thing: the annual summer spending spree in Europe being stepped up, particularly in the Premier League where clubs are already splashing the cash to boost resources ahead of the most lucrative season on record in terms of television revenue.
July 8 – Manchester City have signed a new player. Kieran ‘Kez’ Brown will represent Manchester City in football gaming tournaments and fan events.
July 7 – Manchester City, hard on the heels of its Cityzens weekend and the launch of various digital initiatives has now turned its attention back to China where it has extended its relationship with specialist business development company, Zhong An Holdings.
July 6 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he was “shocked” by the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union and that it could have a serious negative effect on the Premier League in the long term.
June 30 – With rumours raging that Manchester United are about to announce the signing of Swedish striker Zoltan Ibrahimovic, the club have confirmed that they have added an extra overseas game to the pre-season tour…in Sweden.
June 21 – Premier League Liverpool are reporting that they only have 200 season tickets left for their new ‘Anfield Dugout’ hospitality are in the revamped stadium that opens for the 2016/17 season.
June 16 – It’s all about buying at Premier League Liverpool at the moment. The club has just launched its new all-black away kit for fans to buy, while news has emerged that a Chinese group has reportedly valued the club at £700 million and wants to progress the deal, though confirmation of that proposal is hard to find.
June 16 – The preparations for Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium and life as a dual sports venue are moving along with a visit to the site from National Football League (NFL) international vice president Mark Waller.
June 15 – The Premier League has cleared Chinese businessman Dr Tony Xia to complete his £76 million takeover of Aston Villa. Xia is buying the club, relegated from the Premier League this season, from American Randy Lerner who paid £62.2 million in 2006.
June 8 – Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has quit the club after just two seasons in the job for the lure of Everton’s big money new owner. Saints will receive £5 million in compensation.