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Chelsea Earn £99m In TV Deal That Paid £65m To QPR And £10m To Blackburn Rovers

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They might be over £1billion in hock to Roman Abramovich, but Chelsea are raking in themoney. The Blues received£99 million from the central Premier League pot for the 2014-15season.

Bottom-of-the-tableQueens Park Rangersscooped just under£65 million.

But the biggest pay-per-points winners areNewcastle United, who finished 15th in the Premier League but 10th in the TV earnings table.

Chelsea: Roman Abramovich’s Interest Free Loan Passes £1billion

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Chelsea were by far this season's best Premier League team. Roman Abramovich, the club's owner, must be chuffed with his side'ssuccess but was it worth it?

Fordstam, the company vehiclein control of Chelsea, has announced that Roman'sloan to the Blues has surged past the £1billion mark.

Chelsea technical director Michael Emenolo on deciding where to send players on loan

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Chelsea technical director Michael Emenolo has been discussing how the Blues decide when and where to let their players go out on loan. Emenolo says the club has implemented a policy of sending out players on loan deals to help them to comply with Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules, but also to give regular first-team [.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho opens up on his tactics for the season

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The likes of Oscar, Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle can expect to do plenty of running this season. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been talking fairly candidly about his tactical plans for the season ahead and it involves a trio of attacking midfielders working very hard as the first line of defence.

Chelsea aim to bag Sami Khedira thanks to Gareth Bale saga

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to raid former club Real Madrid to sign midfielder Sami Khedira. The Blues are hoping to take advantage of Real's desperate attempts to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham to lure Khedira to Stamford Bridge. They hope the Spanish side will be prepared to offload the Germany international to raise funds [.

Manchester United

Van Gaal: De Gea offered a lot of money to stay at Old Trafford

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says the the club have offered David de Gea "a lot of money" in a bid to keep the goalkeeper at Old Trafford. De Gea is in the running to win the PFA Player of the Year award following a string of fine performances for United.

In January Van Gaal said he expected the 24-year-old to extend his contract, which expires in June 2016, but three months on, there are no signs of progress.

Kitman: Thrifty Man Utd fans converts Saha shirt into Zaha

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A money-conscious Manchester United fan has saved himself the outlay for a new replica shirt by changing his old Louis Saha kit to be relevant to recent signing Wilfried Zaha. The supporter picked off the 'S' from Saha's surname before using a marker pen to add a 'Z' and put a '2′ ahead of Saha's [.

Man Utd striker Javier Hernandez rejects Valencia move, agent claims

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The agent of Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez says his client has rejected the chance to join Spanish side Valencia. The Mexican forward found himself on the fringes at Old Trafford last season but has turned down a move to La Liga in a bid to win a regular place in David Moyes' starting line-up, [.

Video: Usain Bolt dedicates gold medal to Manchester United

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Usain Bolt has dedicated his 100m World Championships victory to Manchester United. The Jamaican sprinter regained his world title in Moscow yesterday evening, but his thoughts were also on the Community Shield at the time. After his race, he said: "I think if they [Manchester United] dedicated their win to me and I dedicated my [.

Roy Keane: If Wayne Rooney wants to go to Chelsea, Man Utd should sell

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Manchester United legend Roy Keane says the club should sell Wayne Rooney if he wants to leave. The Republic of Ireland international said that Rooney should be allowed to go, even if it means selling him to Premier League title rivals Chelsea. He said: "I think if the player wants to leave, and it's a [.

Man Utd striker Bebe escapes bailiffs by hiding in team-mates boot

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Manchester United flop Bebe reportedly hid from bailiffs at the club's training ground before fleeing in the boot of a team-mate's car. The 23-year-old was hunted by debt collectors at United's Carrington base, where he was training with the Under-21 squad. The bizarre reports from Goal.com suggest that bailiffs had tried to track the £7m [.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes puts himself on eBay

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Paul Scholes has listed himself on eBay to raise funds for his son's team. The recently retired Manchester United midfielder is taking to the field one last time to play for Stalybridge Celtic Juniors. The club are auctioning the chance to line-up alongside Scholes for that match and bidding is already up to £4,100.

Did Thiago Alcantara pay €2m to avoid ending up at Manchester United?

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New Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara had seemed set for a move to Manchester United this summer. But it's now emerged that he was so desperate to ensure he went to the European champions that he personally paid €2m of the €25m transfer fee. German newspaper Bild reports that the former Barcelona player stumped up [.

West Brom fans cashing in on Fergie’s retirement ahead of Manchester United match

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West Brom fans are receiving an unexpected windfall following Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to retire at the end of the season. The Baggies' final match of the season is at home to Manchester United, which means it is also Fergie's last game in the dugout. With United fans desperate to be there to see him [.

Liverpool

Raheem Sterling: “I don’t want to be perceived as a money-grabber”

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Raheem Sterling has rejected suggestions he was "money-grabbing" after his talks over a new Liverpool contract hit an impasse. The 20-year-old's future has become the subject of intense speculation in the British media as the Reds attempt to extend his current deal beyond the end of next season.

There are reports that Sterling has turned down a Liverpool offer of around £180,000 per week, but the England star says that the idea that he is holding Liverpool to ransom are wrong.

GIF It: Swansea’s Ashley Williams kicks Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho in the nuts

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Now that everybody has stopped talking about Jonjo Shelvey, this GIF from Monday night's clash between Swansea and Liverpool has had time to surface. It shows Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho trying to get past Swansea defender Ashley Williams. The centre-back gets a flick on the ball but his leg is left dangling awkwardly in front of [.

Arsenal

Why Arsenal Supporters Should Not Be Bitter if Bacary Sagna Joins Manchester City

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Arsenal's FA Cup victory was expected to be the catalyst for several changes within the club in the coming months and years. After a nine-year trophy drought, they finally have that monkey off their back. They have the money. They have the manager who is staying.They have the stadium that is nearly debt free, and now they even have the silverware.

In the end football is always a question of money. Arsenal, Man U, Chelsea, Rangers

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By Tony Attwood

Everyone knows the Arsenal money stories. How the club did everything to reduce its stadium debt from building houses on the Highbury pitch through to front loading sponsorship deals and using the money to reduce the borrowings.

If you know your Arsenal history you'll know that when Lt Col Sir [.

Arsenal could move for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez again in January

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Arsenal are continuing to monitor Luis Suarez's situation at Liverpool ahead of a possible swoop in January, according to reports in the Daily Mirror. The Gunners were involved in a farcical pursuit of the Uruguay international this summer, which culminated in the infamous £40,000,001 bid aimed at activating a non-existent buy-out clause in Suarez's contract.

Ex-Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas would not have joined Man Utd for double his wages

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Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas says he had no intention of joining Manchester United this summer even if they had offered to double his salary. The former Arsenal captain had been widely linked with a move to Old Trafford during the transfer window, with David Moyes' side lodging bids for him with Barca.

Kitman: Thrifty Arsenal fan saves money on his Mesut Ozil personalised kit

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@arseblog any chance you could advertise my GREAT away shirt please?? pic.twitter.com/Q8e1f6YmmC GoonerJohn (@mrjohnfriend) September 2, 2013 Why splash out £60 on a personalised Mesut Ozil shirt when you could simply adapt your old Arsenal O2-sponsored kit? That's exactly what one Gooner has done simply adding an umlaut and 'IL' to the front [.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger working 24 hours a day to sign players, doesn’t know who

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims he and his staff are working 24 hours a day to sign new players. But he also seemed to suggest that he didn't know who they should be trying to sign. The Gunners boss was responding to vociferous criticism aimed at him following a 1-3 home defeat to Aston Villa [.

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup warns Arsenal off Michu

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Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has warned Arsenal that Michu is not for sale at any price. The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Spaniard as they struggle to secure the signing of Luis Suarez. But Laudrup has told them that the Swans don't need to sell their star striker and have no [...]

Arsenal would smash the infamous wage structure for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez

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Arsenal would be prepared to break their oft-discussed wage structure to secure the signing of Luis Suarez, the Metro reports. They claim that the Uruguay international would be offered a £160,000-a-week deal at the Emirates if an agreement can be reached between the two clubs. The Gunners have a strict wage structure that currently sees [.

Former Arsenal and England full-back Kenny Sansom reveals he’s homeless and penniless

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Former England international Kenny Samson has revealed alcoholism has left him living on the streets and skint. The ex-Arsenal left-back is a self-confessed drunk who has been sleeping on a park bench. He told The Sun: "I've been living homeless for 10 days. "That's because I've got no money, I'm a drunk, I'm feeling not [.

Shakhtar Donetsk offer ‘best financial package’ for Arsenal target Bernard

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Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk have made the best offer for Arsenal transfer target Bernard, according to his current club Atletico Mineiro. The Gunners, Shakhtar and Porto are all vying for the Brazil international's signature. Arsene Wenger's side were the favourites to land the 20-year-old just a few days ago, but they now appear to be [.

Arsenal NOT targeting Big Names after all says Wenger- WTF?

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I really hope that Arsene Wenger is playing mind games with the teams whose players Arsenal are hoping to sign, because the Frenchman has started to say things that send a cold shiver of dread running down the spine of your average Gooner.

The other day he started talking up the current squad and claimed that we were good enough to challenge for the title, even if no signings were made during the summer transfer window.

Man Utd target Cesc Fabregas tells Barca he doesn’t want to leave

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Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova says Cesc Fabregas has told him he doesn't want to leave the club. The former Arsenal midfielder was the subject of a £25m bid from Manchester United yesterday, but Vilanova says Fabregas is keen to remain at Camp Nou. He said: "I know he has received offers from other teams.

Arsenal need to win trophies to hang on to Jack Wilshere

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Bayern Rebuffed by Ash

Wilshere has announced something that will give all Arsenal fans a sigh of relief after small reports speculated that perhaps Arsenal could lose one of their star players once again this summer. However this time around the player in question, Jack Wilshere was quick to diminish reports stating; "Obviously, I'm flattered.

Wenger – Arsenal need to strengthen but the competition is very hard

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There has been much talk of Arsenal's record amount of funds in the transfer kitty this summer, but with the current squad ending the season with a brilliant ten-game unbeaten run Wenger seemed to hint that there is not much need for reinforcements to be brought in.

"In the last three months, I believe we have been remarkably consistent.

Can Arsenal succeed without Usmanov?

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The Usmanov dilemma by AH

In the last couple of hours news has come out that Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov will consider his stance at the club and sort out his future by the end of the season. Current majority shareholder American businessman Stan Kroenke has a very bad reputation with the Arsenal fans.

Arsenal Debate – We won’t win a trophy until Usmanov takes over

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Usmanov and Dein are needed by Arsenal now! by Big Gun

Something just struck me after the beating Real Madrid took last night from Dortmund. Robert Lewandowski is part of a really good team, definitely one of two best teams in Germany and currently one of the best in the world. But it looks like him AND Gotze are on their way out, more questioningly to a rival Bundesliga team.

Transfer Talk

Wales boss Chris Coleman will be guided by Spurs over Gareth Bale

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Wales manager Chris Coleman says he will take advice from Tottenham and Gareth Bale over whether the player should feature in the friendly against the Republic of Ireland. The match takes place on August 14. If Bale is still a Spurs player at that stage and still seeking a move to Real Madrid that could [.

Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to discuss Real Madrid’s bid for Spurs star Gareth Bale

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Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to comment on the speculation surround Gareth Bale's future. The Real Madrid superstar would not talk about his side's bid for the Tottenham man, nor discuss Bale's valuation. He said: "Well, I'm not going to speak about that because I'm not the right person to say if he deserves that money, [.

Everton legend Neville Southall compares Joey Barton to Forrest Gump

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After all, Life is like a box of chocolates... Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) August 1, 2013 Former Everton goalkeeper Neville Southall has advised his former club not to sign QPR midfielder Joey Barton, who he said is not better than Forrest Gump. Barton has contacted the Toffees asking them to sign him.

The Rest

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi To Stand Trial For Tax Fraud

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Lionel Messihas lost his appeal against allegations that hecheatedthe Spanish authorities out of€4.1m in tax. The Barcelona star andhis father Jorge Horacio Messi will stand trial for allegedly selling image rights via foreign-based companies to avoid Spanish tax obligations.

Massive Premier League Money For New TV Deal

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Alan Pardew had mentioned that the Premier League money will increase and for the next three-year deal from 2016-2019 the money will be bigger than it is for this three-year deal to end in 2016. Mike Ashley seems happy enough with new potential TV deal The news is that in six months' [...]

Who says Money Can’t Buy Happiness?

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Ronaldo has signed a deal worth 105 million euros over the course of 3 years with Real Madrid. He loves Florentino Perez by the way. He never had any problems with him. Manchester United was Ronaldo's past and Real Madrid is Ronaldo's present. And future. Does this sound like a guy who did not want [.

Kitman: New Tottenham home and away kits launched

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Tottenham have launched their new home and away kits for the 2013/14. The first things to say is that's a bold sponsor's logo. Hewlett Packard are certainly getting value for money compared to previous Spurs sponsors. The kits are again made by Under Armour and are said to be a nod to the club's kits [.

Top five conclusions: Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich (0-7 on agg.)

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1. It's hard to see this as anything other than the end of an era for 'the' Barcelona side we all know. Minus Messi, the rest of the team either older and achier members of the great side or lesser additions are no longer up to the high standards they've set themselves. Expect [...]