Tag: Premier

14 June 2024 Off

Everton: Friedkin Group agrees deal for takeover of Premier League club

By Total Football News

The Friedkin Group has agreed a deal in principle to complete a takeover of Everton, BBC Sport understands.

Chairman Dan Friedkin, who also owns Roma, is now strong favourite to purchase the Toffees after jumping ahead of four other bidders.

A decision over whether Friedkin wants to exercise the option of buying current owner Farhad Moshiri’s 94% stake could come by the weekend.

American businessman Friedkin, who has a reported

14 June 2024 Off

Premier League transfers: Who to watch out for in the summer window

By Total Football News

Simon Stone, BBC Sport chief football news reporter

Julian Alvarez – striker, Manchester City

Since arriving at City two years ago, Alvarez has won the Treble, the European Super Cup, the Club World Cup, the Premier League this season and played in another FA Cup final. He has also won the World Cup with Argentina.

But the 24-year-old has never quite become a regular and with Erling Haaland as the

13 June 2024 Off

Everton: UK-based investor fourth to make bid for Premier League club

By Total Football News

A UK-based investment firm, backed by two ‘western billionaires’, has become the fourth party to make a bid to buy Everton.

Vici Private Finance began initial talks with Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri earlier this year and has now made an all-equity offer without taking on additional debt.

The firm has provided proof of cash, believed to be in the region of £1bn, which allows the capability of getting a deal

6 June 2024 Off

Premier League: Clubs vote to trial new spending cap system

By Total Football News

Premier League clubs have agreed to trial an alternative financial system which operates like a spending cap in the 2024-25 season.

The Squad Cost Rules (SCR) and Top to Bottom Anchoring Rules (TBA) will operate alongside the existing Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR) on a “non-binding basis”.

Top-flight clubs have faced difficulties with the PSR this season, with Nottingham Forest and Everton both receiving points deductions for breaches.

Teams will

6 June 2024 Off

Premier League vote in favour of keeping VAR

By Total Football News

It is no surprise Wolves’ proposal to get rid of VAR was rejected.

Given the Premier League was committed to paying for it, whether they used it or not, any likelihood of clubs joining Wolves was non-existent.

However, Wolves’ secondary aim was to generate a wider debate and they have achieved that aim.

No-one, whether it is clubs, match officials or the Premier League, is happy with what is happening

5 June 2024 Off

VAR: ‘100 more wrong decisions if VAR scrapped,’ claims Premier League

By Total Football News

In the same briefing document, the Premier League accepts there are issues with VAR which it is attempting to sort, including the amount of time it takes for decisions to be made.

The document says the average delay to a game for a single VAR check lasted 64 seconds in the 2023‑24 season, up from 40 seconds in 2022-23.

One expected change is the use of in-game VAR announcements from

5 June 2024 Off

Premier League: Wolves set to lose bid to scrap VAR

By Total Football News

It is also understood there is unlikely to be a vote on Thursday around new financial rules, which are due to link squad costs to anchoring around broadcast income received by the league’s lowest clubs.

Although hope was expressed in April that the league would be in a position to put a concrete proposal to their clubs at the annual meeting, it was always felt the timescale was tight.


4 June 2024 Off

Man City launch legal action against Premier League over financial rules

By Total Football News

Manchester City are due to face the Premier League in a legal battle over the organisation’s commercial rules next week.

BBC Sport understands an arbitration hearing surrounding the legality of the league’s associated party transaction (APT) rules, which determine whether sponsorship deals are financially ‘fair’, has been set for 10-21 June.

In February, BBC Sport reported the Premier League was being threatened with legal action over changes to its rules.

30 May 2024 Off

Russell Martin: Southampton ‘must not lose identity’ in Premier League

By Total Football News

However, Martin’s brand of possession-based football has not been universally acclaimed at his previous clubs.

After winning 30 of his 80 games in charge at MK Dons to finish 19th and 13th in League One, he followed that up with 36 wins and 36 defeats at Swansea, while ending up 15th and 10th in the Championship.

Swans fans had got used to their side playing with a swagger in recent

28 May 2024 Off

Southampton promoted: Fans confident Saints can survive in Premier League

By Total Football News

All three of last season’s promoted clubs suffered an immediate return to the second tier for only the second time in Premier League history.

Luton Town, Burnley and Sheffield United managed a combined total of only 66 points.

“The gap is getting bigger and bigger,” former Brighton and Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray told BBC Sport.

Southampton, under boss Russell Martin, are returning to the Premier League despite finishing 10