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American sports executive Charlie Stillitano caused controversy last month we he spoke about the Champions League being a closed tournament, open only to the biggest clubs in Europe. Stillitano got hammered in the press, but this week Inter Milan CEO Michael Bolingbroke spoke about a similar process where the big names could still enjoy the [...]

It might have seemed like a quiet January transfer window compared to previous ones, but when all was said and done, it was a record breaking one as Premier League spending in a single season has gone over £1B for the first time this term. Fueled by a massive TV contract, Premier league clubs spent [...]

European champions Barcelona joined Real Madrid and Manchester United in earning over €500 million last season, financial consultants Deloitte revealed in their latest Football Money League published on Thursday. Madrid topped the table for the 11th year running with earnings of €577 million over the course of the season, driven largely by a €22.7 million [...]

Chelsea Announce 23m Pound Loss

Chelsea have announced that they made a loss of £23.1m last season, despite winning the Premier League title. According to the Blues annual financial results, the deficit kept them within Financial Fair Play (FFP) limits. “It was a primary aim in the past financial year to be one of the clubs with a continuous record [...]

UEFA Lifts FFP Ban On Manchester City

Manchester City have been cleared to launch a huge summer spending spree after UEFA confirmed that Financial Fair Play restrictions on the club are being lifted. City’s transfer budget was capped at £49 million last summer and their Champions League squad cut to 21 players for breaking FFP regulations, but the news from UEFA on [...]

The Premier League has released the payouts that clubs received from the leagues new TV deals, and the size of the payouts make it clear that Financial Fair Play in Europe is doomed to fail. Chelsea’s Premier League title success earned them £9 9 million in total prize money according to official figures, the most [...]

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says that the massive new £5 billion Premier League domestic TV rights deal has changed the financial landscape in Europe, and has forced clubs in the rest of Europe to demand changes to UEFA’s financial fair play (FFP) rules. UEFA president Michel Platini confirmed on Monday that the FFP rules would [...]

Some very interesting comments from Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc that the French champions are unlikely to make any signings in this transfer window due to UEFA’s financial fair play sanctions. PSG, along with Premier League winners Manchester City, were punished when UEFA issued its first wave of FFP punishments last summer. And while Citu [...]

Man United Up To Second On Richest Club List

Deloitte have released their 2014 Football Money League standings and while Real Madrid maintain their hold on first place, Manchester United have leapfrogged Bayern Munich and Barcelona and moved into second place after their revenues rose to £433.2m from £363.2m. United’s rise is down to its rapid commercial growth, and with more deals announced this [...]

The Financial Power Of Manchester United

The Mirror has a story of Manchester United’s possible new kit for the 2014-15 season. But what caught my eye in the article was the size of United’s massive kit del that they sighed with Adidas last summer. The 10-year deal is worth £750 million as is the richest kit manufacturing deal in world football [...]