April 16 – Parachute payments for relegated clubs would total £48 million over four years if new Premier League proposals are agreed, it has been revealed today.
By Andrew Warshaw
April 16 – Liverpool’s American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett have given in to mounting pressure by agreeing to sell up, ending a long-running dispute over their suitability to run one of the world’s most iconic clubs.
April 16 – The Premier League has confirmed its intention to launch a legal challenge against Ofcom’s price cut for Sky’s premium sport channels.
April 15 – Essex County Cricket Club have announced ambitious plans to share the London 2012 Olympic Stadium with Premier League West Ham United and Newham Council.
April 14 - Alisher Usmanov (pictured), one of Arsenal’s largest shareholders, is keeping all his options open as speculation over the ownership of the club intensifies.
April 14 – UEFA President Michel Platini today renewed his attack on the Premier League when he claimed that the massive debt being carried by clubs was destroying the sport.
April 13 – Chelsea’s wage bill in the last financial year was £142.6 million ($219.3 million) while the value of the club’s squad, including John Terry, Frank Lampard and Michael Ballack (pictured), dropped by nearly £40 million ($61 million).
April 13 – West Ham United need to make sure they avoid relegation from the Premier League first before they start thinking about plans to move into the Olympic Stadium, Sir Trevor Brooking (pictured) has warned.
April 13 – Stan Kroenke (pictured), the single largest shareholder in Arsenal, has decided to buy the 60 per cent of the NFL team St Louis Rams he does not already own which puts a big question mark over whether he plans to bid for the Premier League club.
April 12 – One of Arsenal’s biggest shareholders decided to sell her stake in the Premier League club today raising the possibility of a takeover bid for the North London side.
April 12 – Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett (pictured) are set to announce this week that the club is officially up for sale but with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) extending the deadline on their outstanding loan the need for a rapid “fire” sale has been eased.
April 10 – Frank Lowy (pictured), the chairman of Football Federation Australia (FFA), is set to launch a bid to take-over former English champions Leeds United, it was reported today.
April 4 – Liverpool are set to reject a bid for control of the club from New York-based fund management company Rhône Group, which would enable them to pay off £100 million of debt demanded by Royal Bank of Scotland.
April 1 – FIFA President Sepp Blatter (pictured) has criticised the amount of debt in the Premier League although he ruled out the introduction of a salary cap as a way of preventing more clubs entering administration.