September 27 – British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe is reported to be preparing a “restructured” offer to speed up the takeover process at Manchester United as a deal to buy the iconic club drags on.
September 27 – Inter Milan are reporting losses of €85 million for the 2022/23 financial year on turnover of €425 million.
September 22 – Premier League Chelsea looks to have become more about the money than the football. The club, bought by Clearlake Capital and fronted by US investor Todd Boehly for £4.25 billion, has raised another $500 million in cash from US investor Ares Management.
September 20 – Turkey’s Besiktas have announced colossal debts amounting to amounted to TL 6.7 billion (€232 million) for the year to May 31, 2023.
September 19 – Just as they start their latest quest to land the elusive Champions League, Paris St. Germain are alleged to be under scrutiny yet again by UEFA – this time over their summer sales to Qatar.
September 19 – Fortaleza might become the next Brazilian club to adopt the SAF model (that allows for private investment and ownership) with a vote among members scheduled at this weekend’s extraordinary general assembly.
September 15 – Troubled Premier League club Everton, one of the sleeping giants of English football but punching well below their weight for years, are about to enter a new era after controversial majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri agreed to sell his 94% stake in the club to American investment fund 777 Partners.
September 14 – Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have been revealed as having the most expensive squads in world football, rounding out an exclusive billion-euro club with PSG, according to the latest report by the CIES football observatory.
September 13 – Premier League Everton are close to finalising a sale to Miami-based investment firm 777 Partners for a sum understood to be about £100-150 million.
September 11 – FIFA has published its International Transfer Snapshot for the 2023 mid-year window showing an all-time high of $7.36 billion spent on transfer fees, and a record volume of transfers at more than 10,000.
September 11 – Saudi Pro League’s transfer window closed at the end of last week showing club spending hitting a record $957 million and rocketing the Saudi clubs into being the second highest spending league in the world behind the English Premier League’s $1.39 billion spend in the summer window.
By Paul Nicholson
September 6 – UEFA and the European Club Association (ECA) have renewed their co-operation agreement that recognises UEFA as the governing body of football in Europe but has seen the ECA’s increased involvement in both calendar and competition change, as well as its joint venture position in UEFA Club Competitions SA, the commercial entity tasked with developing club competition revenues.
September 7 – Portugal’s Benfica top a ranking of 100 clubs transfer balances over the past decade with a net positive return of +€764million in trading since 2013.
September 6 – Player transfer spending in England’s second tier EFL Championship witnessed a surge in gross spending in the summer window just closed, reaching £140 million. This represents a substantial increase of 63% compared to summer 2022, but it remains below the pre-pandemic levels of the 2017-2019 three-year average, which stood at £170 million.