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.
September 6 – Chelsea have spent the most of any team in world football for the third straight transfer window and enter the Premier League season with a completely new-look squad. They have shipped out 11 superstar names and brought in 10 fresh faces, some of them very fresh.
September 5 – Bulgaria’s Botev Plovdiv is to increase its capital by nearly BGN 10 million (€5 million) in order to clear some its loans from Russian owner Anton Zingarevich.
September 4 – With the Saudi transfer window still open until this Thursday, speculation is intensifying that Liverpool’s Egyptian super star Mohamed Salah may join the exodus and move to Al Ittihad for a staggering fee.
September 4 – As the transfer window slammed shut last Friday night, the Premier League smashed its way through the £2 billion barrier with a gross spend of £2.36 billion, £440 million more than the £1.92 billion record set in last summer’s transfer window.
September 1 – Spurs are on the cusp of signing 22-year-old Nottingham Forest winger Brennan Johnson in the dying hours of the transfer window. The rumoured fee for the deal is around £40 million.
September 1 – It has been a busy week for Europe’s elite that have seen 17 major signings in the past three days ahead of the transfer window closing today.
September 1 – Benfica’s 2003-born Antonio Silva tops a ranking of young player valuations, according to a new report from the CIES Football Observatory which ranks the top 100 players born 2002 or later.
August 31 – Liverpool have confirmed that they have a bid prepared for 21-year-old Bayern Munich Midfielder Ryan Gravenberch (pictured) as the club battles to complete their midfield summer revamp ahead of tomorrow’s transfer deadline closing.
August 30 – Chelsea could reportedly launch a last-minute £80 million bid for 27-year-old Brentford striker Ivan Toney ahead of the transfer window closure on September 1.