By Alexander Krassimirov September 1 - Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad will play its home games in the Champions League at the National Stadium Vasil Levski in Sofia, according to a club announcement.
By Andrew Warshaw September 1 - The complications of a criminal case back home plus a thorny example of the pitfalls that come with third-party ownership (TPO) appear to have combined to hold up Manchester United's £16 million purchase of Argentine World Cup star Marcos Rojo.
Bottles were flying on the pitch side, and Guangzhou Evergrande & Taobao FC were losing their grip on the Asian Champions League Trophy bit by bit. The quarter final of ACL between the trophy holders and the Australian club, West Sydney Wanderers, played August 27, was a spirit sapping match.
So FIFA President Sepp Blatter is a step nearer securing a fifth term as boss of world football, following this week's announcement by his UEFA counterpart Michel Platini, probably his most credible potential challenger, that he would not stand against him in next year's election. That means that world football's governing body may be a step nearer possibly losing its direct, active representation in world sport's most powerful club – the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
By Andrew Warshaw September 1 - UEFA look set to change the format for seeding clubs in the Champions League to avoid the totally unsatisfactory situation of domestic champions being ranked lower than other clubs from the same country.
August 31 – IMG has picked up international TV sales distribution rights to a package of CONCACAF championships in 2015, including the Gold Cup and the Champions' League. The deal will see IMG sell the rights in all territories outside of the CONCACAF region.
September 1 - Despite frenetic transfer activity in the final few hours of the summer window, the fact that many of the major deals are loans reflects UEFA's financial fair play rules which Michel Platini says are having the desired effect.
September 1 - Northern Ireland Premiership club Linfield have been fined €15,000 for breaching UEFA rules over standing areas. The punishment relates to the Belfast side's home game against Swedes AIK Solna in the Europa League on July 17.
By Mark Baber August 29 - Following last week's admission by Libya that is would be impossible for them to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017, a surprising number of countries have expressed interest in hosting the tournament, with bids due to be submitted by the end of September.
By Paul Nicholson August 28 – Russia is poised to embark on a programme of football reform in a bid to improve the standard and competitiveness of its national team and club sides in advance of the 2018 World Cup. The proposals include quotas on overseas players – called legionnaires in the draft bill – as well as regulation of how clubs spend their cash.
By Mark Baber August 28 – Players who cancel their contracts and move to a new club are frequently being caught up paperwork that prevents them actually playing for their new club while they wait for an International Transfer Certificate (ITC) to be issued. Delays can be long as national association refuse to deliver the ITC on the instructions of the former club, creating difficulties in registering the player with his new club and thus impeding his right to play.