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PSG Owners Looking To Buy Club In English Championship

Apr 12, 2019 7:13 PM

Qatar Sports Investments, the ownership group in charge of PSG, are reportedly interested in adding a team in the English Championship to their portfolio.

They are looking for a team with potential and a large fan base, with Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, or Queens Park Rangers on their list.

UEFA currently forbids two teams competing in a European club competition to be owned by the same entity.

Jason Burt/The Telegraph

Tags: Paris Saint-Germain, Queens Park Rangers, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, Misc Rumor

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QPR Rejects £12M Bid From Leicester For Charlie Austin

Jul 3, 2015 11:04 AM

Queens Park Rangers have rejected an opening offer worth £12 million from managerless Leicester City for Charlie Austin.

Austin, a £4 million signing from Burnley in the summer of 2013, enjoyed an impressive first season in the top flight despite QPR’s relegation and was rewarded for his 18 league goals with a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s full England squad for the summer internationals against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia.

West Ham United and Southampton, who have a campaign in the Europa League ahead, may also enter the running for the striker’s signature. Newcastle United are also interested while Crystal Palace, who have yet to add to their ranks this summer, have tentatively explored the possibility of a player plus cash deal.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Tags: Leicester City, Queens Park Rangers, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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EPL Clubs Make 1st Profit In 16 Years As FFP Rules Kick In

Apr 29, 2015 12:02 PM

Premier League clubs made an overall profit for the first time in 16 years following the introduction of Financial Fair Play rules in 2013.

The regulations, which crucially restricted to £4 million the extra money from the hugely increased TV deals the clubs could spend on wages, led to players’ pay increasing by only around 5.5 percent, while overall income boomed by 22 percent.

In 2013-14, the year for which the 20 clubs have most recently published their accounts, 15 made a profit, and the Premier League recorded a profit collectively of £198 million. That was a dramatic transformation from 2012-13, the last of the previous three-year £3.7 billion TV deals, when 12 of the 20 clubs made a loss; five lost £50 million or more, and overall the world’s richest league made a total loss of £291 million.

David Conn/The Guardian

Tags: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Hull City, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United

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Premier League Sells UK TV Rights For $7.84 Billion

Feb 10, 2015 12:13 PM

The English Premier League television rights to the United Kingdom have been sold for £5.136 billion ($7.84 billion USD).

Sky was awarded five packages, as they gets Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons, Sunday afternoons, Monday evenings and bank holidays.

Charlie Eccleshare/Telegraph

Tags: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Hull City, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United

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QPR Wants Tim Sherwood To Replace Harry Redknapp

Feb 3, 2015 8:38 PM

Harry Redknapp as stepped down as manager of Queens Park Rangers.

QPR will attempt to land a deal with Tim Sherwood.

The club is currently 19th in the division.

Sherwood has come close to taking jobs at West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace since leaving Tottenham.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Tags: Queens Park Rangers, Misc Rumor

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EPL Clubs Charge Up To $940 For Kids To Be Mascots

Dec 18, 2014 12:38 PM

More than half the Premier League clubs have been accused of “excluding families from poorer backgrounds” after a Guardian study found that a few of them are charging as much as $704 for children to be mascots, with West Ham United’s the most expensive package at $940.

The average price of a replica kit for a junior fan costs $100, according to the study.

11 Premier League teams, most of whom have spent time in the Championship in the past 10 years, ask a fee for being a mascot on matchday. Queens Park Rangers and Swansea City both charge £450 plus VAT for their packages while West Ham’s prices range from £350-£600 depending on the fixture.

The packages vary between £250-400 at Tottenham, £300-400 at Leicester City, £150-425 at Crystal Palace and £330-390 at Stoke. Burnley, West Bromwich Albion and Hull City also charge, while Newcastle United’s corporate hospitality packages of £3,000-4,000 include mascot places.

Some clubs, including Spurs, QPR and Newcastle, do, however, offer a number of free mascot places through competitions and charities. Others do not charge at all: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Southampton and Sunderland.

The majority of the mascot packages include hospitality places at the designated match, a free kit, signed footballs, photos of the day, match tickets, and other benefits. Some clubs, including Swansea and Stoke, describe the deals as “great value for money” and say that there are long waiting lists, yet supporters have questioned the need for Premier League clubs, many with super-rich owners, to charge such prices.

James Riach/The Guardian

Tags: Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Hull City, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Southampton, Sunderland, Swansea City, Stoke City

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Clint Dempsey Receiving Interest For Loan With Stoke, QPR, Aston Villa

Oct 27, 2014 1:06 PM

Clint Dempsey is receiving interest on joining Stoke City, QPR and Aston Villa on a loan deal, according to the Daily Mirror.

Dempsey's season with the Seattle Sounders is winding down.

Dempsey joined Fulham on loan last season during the MLS offseason.

Dempsey has scored 15 goals and 10 assists this season in the MLS.

Joe Prince-Wright/ProSoccerTalk

Tags: Seattle Sounders FC, Stoke City, Aston Villa, Queens Park Rangers, Loan, Misc Rumor

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Jermain Defoe Could Return To Premier League In January Window

Oct 9, 2014 3:41 PM

Jermain Defoe left Tottenham for Toronto FC last spring on a four-year contract, but Tim Leiweke said he may return to England during the January transfer window.

"As to what happens during the next transfer window, we've all agreed we'll put it on hold and talk about that in December."

Defoe was linked with Queens Park Rangers in the final days of the summer window and with the Hoops and West Ham in the past month.

Neil McLeman/Mirror

Tags: Toronto FC, West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Premier League Considering Playing 38th Game Abroad

Oct 8, 2014 3:23 PM

The English Premier League is considering playing a 38th game abroad.

In an era when all are eyeing overseas commercial revenues as their number one engine of growth, the thought of a “real” league match abroad is very appealing.

Financial fair play has exacerbated the need to increase revenue streams and, led inevitably by Manchester United, clubs are aggressively targeting foreign sponsors. Already overseas television revenue makes up £2.4 billion of the £5.5billion total.

The success of the NFL and the NBA in repeatedly filling Wembley and the O2 respectively for regular season games has only increased the desire to go abroad.

Although plans are still described as “embryonic”, there is no doubting the enthusiasm for a “38th game” among some clubs. Logistically, the fact some would play an uneven number of home games would have to be considered, while Fifa and Uefa would have to be won over.

Owen Gibson/The Guardian

Tags: Manchester United, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Hull City, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City

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West Ham, QPR Interested In Jermain Defoe Transfer With Toronto FC

Sep 22, 2014 12:08 PM

Jermain Defoe is receiving interest from both QPR and West Ham, according to the Daily Express.

Defoe hasn't played since transfer deadline day for Toronto FC as he deals with a groin injury.

Defoe joined Toronto FC in March.

Toronto is struggling to make the playoffs and with a league record transfer bid rejected for Defoe on September 1, reportedly in the region of $10 million, he could be moving back to England in January.

Joe Prince-Wright/Pro Soccer Talk

Tags: Toronto FC, West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Premier League Clubs Spend Over $1.3B In 2014 Summer Window
The 20 clubs in the Premier League have spent more than £800 million ($1.33 billion) during the 2014 summer transfer window.

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Sandro Close To Transfer To QPR
Sandro is on the verge of joining Queens Park Rangers from Tottenham.

Giankuca Di Marzio/Sky Sport

Chelsea Signs Loïc Rémy From QPR On £10.5M Deal
Chelsea have signed the QPR striker Loïc Rémy on a four-year deal.

The Guardian

14-15 EPL Kit Revenues By Club
Manchester United has the EPL's richest deal at a combined annual amount of $108.9 million, followed by Arsenal at $100 million, Chelsea at $80 million, Liverpool at $75 million and Manchester City'

ESPN

Samuel Eto'o In Contract Talks With Ajax
Sunderland, QPR and West Ham have also been interested in Samuel Eto'o.

ESPN

Loïc Rémy Fails Physical, Liverpool Calls Off Transfer
Brendan Rodgers was set to give Loïc Rémy the No. 7 shirt vacated by Luis Suárez.

Andy Hunter/The Guardian

Liverpool Acquires Loic Remy On £8.5M Transfer From QPR
Loic Remy scored 14 league goals for the Magpies last season.

BBC

Arsenal Pursuing Bids For Debuchy, Remy
Arsenal is interested in signing Mathieu Bebuchy of Newcastle as a replacement to Bacary Sagna.

ESPN

Rio Ferdinand Agrees To Deal With QPR
Rio Ferdinand has agreed to sign with Queens Park Rangers one month after being let go by Manchester United.

The Telegraph

Premier League Releases 14-15 Fixtures Schedule
The English Premier League released their fixtures schedule on Wednesday with Manchester United opening up at Old Trafford on August 16 against Swansea.

Sky Sports

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