July 22 – Chelsea’s new owners have raised £800 million in debt to help with future planning in the post-Abramovich era, focusing on revamping the squad and infrastructure.
July 21 – Having nearly avoided relegation in the most dramatic of circumstances, Everton boss Frank Lampard has told his team to improve or risk another season battling the drop following a 4-0 defeat by Minnesota United on their pre-season tour in the US.
July 18 – With club transfer business in full swing with the start of the new season only a couple of weeks away, Chelsea and Newcastle United have both moved to bolster their management, hiring executives from the US.
July 14 – Liverpool have extended their Standard Chartered Bank shirt sponsorship deal by four years.
July 14 – An English Premier League player arrested on suspicion of rape has not been suspended and can “fulfil his professional commitments including permitted travel”, his club have insisted.
July 10 – With the World Cup kicking off on November 21, enforcing breaks on clubs and leagues worldwide, Premier League Everton and Scottish champions Celtic will be heading down under to play a tournament in Australia.
July 5 – An English Premier League footballer has reportedly been arrested in London on suspicion of rape.
June 29 – Already buffeted by criticism from human rights groups after being taken over by a Saudi-led consortium, Newcastle United, one of English football’s most fanatically supported clubs, face further disapproval after unveiling their third kit for the upcoming season – green and white, the colours on the Saudi Arabian flag.
June 28 – Premier League Aston Villa has launched a plan to expand the capacity of its Villa Park stadium to more than 50,000 by 2025.
June 23 – A yellow card handed out to Arsenal’s Swiss international Granit Xhaka back in December is reportedly being investigated by Britain’s National Crime Agency amid suspicious betting activity.
June 21 – Chelsea’s long serving American chairman Bruce Buck (pictured left) is to step down in favour of incoming US new money man Todd Boehly (pictured right).
By David Owen
June 20 – A second covid-affected season has produced a second-consecutive financial year spattered with red ink for clubs competing in England’s Premier League, the world’s richest national club football competition.
June 20 – Manchester United’s chief executive Richard Arnold took the unusual step of meeting with a group of disgruntled supporters in a local pub after hearing they had planned a protest outside his house.
June 17 – New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly says UEFA’s financial fair play rules are starting to bite and that clubs will no longer be able to sign players “at any price” due to the risks of sanctions.