October 4 – English Premier League club chiefs are gathering in London today for what is being touted in some quarters as one of the most important meetings since the league’s creation in 1992.
October 4 – Despite talk of luxury taxes, salary caps and squad limits, the financial reality is that top clubs can afford the ever-inflating costs of players and staff, according to latest research from the KPMG Football Benchmark team.
October 3 – Premier League West Ham United have a new 10% shareholder after the residual holding held by Iceland’s CB Holding, who gained the shares after the collapse of Iceland’s Stramur Investment Bank in 2009, sold to US investor Tripp Smith for an undisclosed sum.
October 2 – In what other business could your value to an employer go up by over €50 million in just three months, doing exactly the same job you were doing three months earlier? And if you are to be valued at that level, and you are an asset rather than an employee, wouldn’t the smart business person cash in on that value?
October 2 – The uncertainty around AC Milan’s ownership is continuing with Li Yonghong, who only took over in April, already looking for new investors to share the burden of the debt at the loss-making club.
September 29 – Glasgow’s city council has given the greenlight for Celtic to build an £18 million hotel and museum complex around Celtic Park.
By David Owen
September 28 – Arsenal, the North London club which finished a disappointing fifth in the Premier League last season, has unveiled a substantial rebound in profits.
September 22- Real Madrid have renewed their shirt sponsorship deal with Dubai airline Emirates in a record value deal taking them through to the end of the 2020/21 season.
By David Owen
September 21 – Manchester United, flying high under José Mourinho at present, have got the new Premier League financial reporting season off to a solid start with a near 16% advance in annual pre-tax profits.
September 21 – Everton’s plans for a new ground at Bramley Moore Dock has been estimated will give the local economy a £1billion boost, according to projections from property firm CBRE which is working with the club on the stadium project.
September 18 – The £20 million takeover of Championship club Barnsley looks likely to complete in the next two weeks when the English Football League complete their integrity tests on the proposed new ownership group of Chinese billionaire Chien Lee and US businessman Paul Conway.
September 15 – Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu (pictured) led a ground breaking ceremony yesterday for the club’s new Johan Cruyff stadium that will house its second team, women’s team and European matches for its U19 team.
September 13 – While Australia’s A-League club owners continue battle the Football Federation Australia (FFA) over their share of the increased A$346 million ($277.6 million) six-year broadcast deal, Australia’s women players have been won a pay agreement that will double their wages.
By Andrew Warshaw
September 12 – UEFA have been quick to deny suggestions that its president Aleksander Ceferin wants to throw Paris St Germain out of Europe over alleged lack of financial fair play compliance.