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  • Premier League clubs payments to agents increase despite drop in transfer spending, FA figures reveal

    CBS Sports "New figures published by the English Football Association (FA) today revealed that Premier League clubs paid more to agents in the 12 months up to February 1, 2021 than they had in any prior season. Despite a year of financial hardship across the league that led to restricted transfer..." April 01

  • UK government announces plans for Premier League fans to return

    Pro Soccer Talk "The Premier League could see fans return for the final week of the 2020-21 season, as the UK government has announced its plan to come out of lockdown in the coming weeks and months. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his ‘roadmap’ plan on Monday, as the rate..." February 22

  • Newcastle offered chance to sign Daniel Sturridge

    90 Min "Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign free agent striker Daniel Sturridge for the remainder of the season. Sturridge has been without a club since March 2020, when his contract with Turkish side Trabzonspor was terminated after just six months with the team. Now 31..." February 15

  • EPL referee receives death threats as another red is overturned

    ESPN "Referee Mike Dean has asked to not be involved in any Premier League games this weekend after he was targeted with online death threats alongside members of his family. The death threats have been reported to the police and Dean is still set to referee the FA Cup tie..." February 08

  • Rangers and Newcastle United 'target' John Lundstram breaks his silence over Sheffield United contract impasse

    The Star "Lundstram was widely expected to leave Bramall Lane this summer, as talks aimed at extending his deal beyond this June did not reach a conclusion. Chris Wilder, the United manager, revealed that he would invite offers for Lundstram in January, rather than risk losing..." February 06

  • Steve Bruce says Matt Ritchie is for sale if the right offer comes along

    Chronicle Live "Steve Bruce says Newcastle United would listen to tempting offers for "any player" in their squad if the price was right. The Magpies have been in discussions with Bournemouth over a possible exit for winger Matt Ritchie but the Cherries could not agree a wage..." January 30

  • Premier League reports drop in COVID-19 cases

    The Score "The amount of COVID-19 cases in the Premier League continues to fall. There were only eight positive results among the 2,518 players and club staff tested over two rounds of testing between Jan. 18 and Jan. 24, the Premier League announced on Monday. " January 25

  • Newcastle allowed DeAndre Yedlin’s work permit to expire

    Sounder At Heart "Among the conspicuous absences from Newcastle United’s 2-0 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday was DeAndre Yedlin. The Seattle native had started five straight Premier League games and had seemingly claimed the top spot on the depth chart after a rocky start to the season. That..." January 24

  • Newcastle boss Steve Bruce wants ex-Luton manager and Bournemouth first-team coach Graeme Jones

    The Sun "NEWCASTLE are trying to land Bournemouth coach Graeme Jones to help kickstart their season. Under-fire Toon boss Steve Bruce wants to bring on board the highly-respected Jones, who was Roberto Martinez’s assistant at Swansea, Wigan, Everton and the Belgium national..." January 23

  • EPL to allow additional 2 substitutions for concussions

    The Score "The Premier League will allow teams to use an additional two permanent substitutions to take out any player suspected of having a concussion, according to Martyn Ziegler of The Times. The trial will reportedly begin next week and extend to the FA Cup after the fourth..." January 19

  • EPL reports drop in COVID-19 cases after latest week of testing

    The Score "The Premier League uncovered 16 cases of COVID-19 from 3,115 tests administered to players and club staff between Jan. 11 and Jan. 17. It's a significant decrease from the previous count of 36 the league announced for the testing period running from Jan. 4 to Jan. 10,..." January 18

  • Premier League chief issues warning to clubs over COVID-19 protocols

    Evening Standard "The Government has warned footballers to start following coronavirus protocols and told the game’s authorities to “strictly” enforce the guidelines, following more group celebrations last night. The Premier League issued a new, strengthened set of protocols to clubs..." January 13

  • Premier League shuffles midweek games due to Aston Villa coronavirus outbreak

    ESPN "Tottenham Hotspur will now face Fulham on Wednesday after their match with Aston Villa was postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak in the Villa squad. The Premier League sanctioned a late change following medical advice that the situation at Villa Park had not..." January 11

  • Brendan Rodgers sets out Leicester City stance on Newcastle United target Hamza Choudhury

    Chronicle Live "Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers insists the Foxes are not 'overly keen' on loaning out Newcastle United target Hamza Choudhury. However, he admits they will listen to permanent offers for the former England under-21 international midfielder. Choudhury has found..." January 09

  • Tomori loan move to Newcastle blocked after Christensen suffers ‘serious’ knee injury

    We Ain't Got No History "Andreas Christensen is expected to miss Chelsea’s FA Cup match against Morecambe on Sunday with the knee problem he reportedly suffered in the game against Aston Villa, though we don’t know much about the gravity of the injury just yet. However, according to..." January 08

  • Premier League insists it can survive coronavirus surge as clubs record 40 new positive COVID-19 tests

    CBS Sports "The Premier League insists it will be able to continue as normal after 40 new coronavirus tests in players and staff were recorded across the English top flight. A total of 28 cases were recorded in Premier League staff and players from 1,311 tests between Monday, December 28 and the..." January 06

  • Newcastle United to be offered opportunity to sign Fikayo Tomori on loan

    We Ain't Got No History "Newcastle United, alongside the likes of West Ham United, Leeds United and Rennes, have been linked with a move for Fikayo Tomori in the January transfer window in recent weeks. And according to the Newcastle Chronicle, there appears to be some progress on that front, with..." January 03

  • Steve Bruce happy to hold on to DeAndre Yedlin - despite talk of January transfer window exit

    Chronicle Live "DeAndre Yedlin could still have a role to play at Newcastle United this season - despite talk of a January exit. The USA international, who is interesting Trabzonspor, is close to the end of his contract with the Magpies and on course to leave the club in the summer. " January 02

  • DeAndre Yedlin 'offered terms' by Turkish outfit as Newcastle prepare for January window

    Chronicle Live "Newcastle United defender DeAndre Yedlin is a target of Turkish side Trabzonspor ahead of the January window opening on Friday. The right-back has won his place back in Steve Bruce's line-up but will be out of contract at the end of the season. Trabzonspor are..." December 30

  • Wolves line up Salomon Rondon transfer swoop

    The Sun "WOLVES are looking at former West Brom and Newcastle striker Salomon Rondon as possible short-term cover for Raul Jimenez. Nuno Espirito Santo is bare of options to lead his attack with his wafer thin squad exposed by the shocking injury Jimenez suffered last month. The..." December 14

  • Newcastle players return to training after virus outbreak

    Daily Mail "Newcastle United will return to training on Tuesday for the first time in 12 days following an outbreak of Covid-19 at the club. The club's Benton base was closed last week after first-team players and staff tested positive for the virus and Newcastle's Premier..." December 08

  • Jetro Willems rejects Eintracht Frankfurt deal and keen on Newcastle return

    Chronicle Live "Jetro Willems has rejected the offer of a new contract at Eintracht Frankfurt, handing Newcastle United the chance to sign the left wing-back in January. The Bundesliga side want Willems, whose contract expires in the summer, to sign another contract after returning from injury but..." December 08

  • Paulo Dybala Offered to Premier League's Big Six

    90 Min "Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has been offered to a number of Premier League clubs, with his representatives insisting the Argentine is now ready to seal a switch to England. Dybala came close to a move to the Premier League in 2019, when both Manchester United and Tottenham were keen..." December 07

  • What was it like as Premier League fans returned?

    Pro Soccer Talk "It was the grandeur of the Premier League with the intimacy of local pub games. And it was glorious to have fans back in stadiums. Tears welled up as I heard West Ham fans on the radio singing ‘I’m forever blowing bubbles’ as I drove towards Stamford..." December 07

  • Sean Longstaff signs deal with Pini Zahavi with super agent expected to try and broker transfer away from Newcastle

    Daily Mail "Sean Longstaff has signed a deal with super agent Pini Zahavi and it is expected the high profile 'Mr Fix It' will attempt to broker a transfer away from Newcastle. The 23-year-old has still not agreed a new contract with his hometown club despite breaking into the first-team..." December 05

  • Premier League pledges £250M rescue package for lower divisions

    The Score "The English Football League (EFL) accepted an enhanced rescue package worth £250 million from the Premier League on Thursday. The deal is split into £50 million for clubs in League One and League Two in the form of grant and monitored grant payments, and a..." December 03

  • EPL clubs can't sign players freely due to Brexit shake-up

    The Score "Premier League and English Football League clubs will no longer be able to sign players from the European Union without a valid work permit unless they surpass a threshold based on the quality of the selling club and the player's seniority. The EPL and EFL announced the..." December 02

  • Newcastle United ‘interested’ in Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori

    Chronicle Live "Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori had a difficult decision to make in the summer transfer window. The England international was given the chance to play across the city of London at West Ham United, and quench his thirst for regular playing time. However, he opted to remain at..." December 02

  • Newcastle's match vs. Aston Villa postponed amid COVID-19 outbreak

    The Score "Newcastle United's match at Aston Villa, originally scheduled for Friday, has been postponed after the Magpies confirmed a "significant increase in COVID-19 cases" at the club's training center. The fixture is the first to be called off since the..." December 01

  • Newcastle's entire squad in self-isolation after COVID-19 outbreak

    The Guardian "Newcastle’s Premier League game at Aston Villa on Friday is in danger of postponement after Steve Bruce’s entire first-team squad were asked to self-isolate on Monday amid a growing Covid-19 outbreak at the north-east club. The training ground will not reopen..." December 01

  • Fikayo Tomori on January loan radar at Newcastle United

    We Ain't Got No History "Underutilized Fikayo Tomori’s immediate future appears to be away from the confines of Stamford Bridge, with the 22-year-old likely to be heading out on loan in January after spending much of 2020 sitting on the bench or in the stands, behind all the other center backs in the pecking..." November 29

  • Liverpool, London teams to welcome fans back, Manchester clubs must wait

    The Score "Half of the teams in the Premier League will be permitted to welcome some fans back to stadiums when the COVID-19 lockdown in England ends next week. The U.K. government announced a new tiering system Thursday to help contain the spread of the virus, with 10 teams,..." November 26

  • Premier League reports decrease in number of new COVID-19 cases

    The Score "The Premier League announced eight new positive COVID-19 results Monday after 1,530 players and staff were tested between Nov. 16-22. That figure represents a decrease from the previous round of testing, where 16 cases were detected from 1,207 checks from Nov. 9-15 - the..." November 24

  • England to allow 4,000 fans at Premier League games in lowest-risk areas

    ESPN "Up to 4,000 spectators will be allowed attend Premier League games in lowest-risk tier one areas of England when a month-long national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 is lifted on Dec. 2, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday. As part of new COVID-19..." November 23

  • Premier League could have fans back before Christmas

    ESPN "Football could have fans back inside English stadiums before Christmas, sources have told ESPN. The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) held a landmark meeting on Tuesday with key administrators across football including representatives from the Premier..." November 17

  • English Premier League, Bundesliga teams tracking Kai Wagner

    Brotherly Game "Philadelphia Union left back Kai Wagner is drawing interest from the English Premier League, according to a report from Kristian Dyer. Dyer cites a source saying the 23-year-old is being tracked by West Ham and Fulham, among others and that “a couple Bundesliga clubs”..." November 16

  • John Barnes calls for 'realism' from Newcastle fans and claims mid-table finish would be 'fantastic'

    Chronicle Live "A mid-table finish would be a 'fantastic season' for Newcastle United and should be deemed a 'success' by supporters. That's the view of former Magpies' winger John Barnes, who believes the club's fanbase need to 'get some realism' in their..." November 14

  • Premier League chief doesn’t expect five sub rule to return

    Pro Soccer Talk "Premier League chief Richard Masters does not believe the Premier League 5 substitutes rule will be voted back in by the 20 clubs. Masters was giving evidence to a UK parliamentary inquiry on ‘Sport in our Communities’ during the coronavirus pandemic, as he was grilled by..." November 10

  • David Alaba Open to Premier League Move With Liverpool & Man City Interested

    90 Min "Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is open to a move to the Premier League, having previously told suitors he was not interested in a switch to the English top flight. The 28-year-old has entered the final year of his contract at the Allianz Arena and is yet to agree on an extension,..." November 10

  • Premier League bosses under pressure to SCRAP pay-per-view games during second lockdown

    The Sun "PREMIER LEAGUE bosses are under increasing pressure to scrap pay-per-view football during the looming lockdown. The £14.95 fee will be reviewed by clubs at a meeting this week. Five matches are due to be screened on Sky Sports Box Office and BT Sport Box Office this..." November 02

  • Newcastle United are identifying transfer targets and how the club's scouting operation has changed

    Chronicle Live "Newcastle United are identifying transfer targets and Steve Bruce hopes the club's scouting team will eventually be able to watch these players in the flesh because the alternative is not his 'cup of tea'. The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office have advised..." October 31

  • Newcastle owner urges EPL to lower PPV cost: £14.95 'not acceptable'

    talkSport "Premier League clubs are set to decide today whether or not to stick with their controversial pay-per-view arrangements for the round of games prior to the November international break. Fifteen matches played after this month’s internationals were not selected for..." October 27

  • The Premier League is hoping to persuade Fifa to allow a 'margin of error' on tight offside calls

    Daily Mail "The Premier League are planning a renewed attempt to persuade FIFA to allow a ‘margin of error’ on the tight offsides that continue to plague the game. Mike Riley, the head of Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL), wants feedback from the Dutch..." October 25

  • Newcastle fans boycott pay-per-view games, donate to local food bank

    The Guardian "Newcastle United supporters have raised an estimated £19,000 by choosing to give to a local food bank charity rather than watching their team on pay-per-view at the weekend, a fans’ group has said. Premier League matches in October which have not been earmarked for regular..." October 19

  • Revealed: The PIF plan that could have an impact on Newcastle takeover

    Chronicle Live "Newcastle United are set to hand out more contracts in the coming weeks after the extra year agreed with Allan Saint-Maximin. Newcastle brokered a new six-year deal with Saint-Maximin which pushes him up to £70,000-a-week - a smart move that was driven by Steve Bruce and..." October 18

  • Deadline day move for Newcastle United winger collapses over late paperwork

    The Shields Gazette "A deadline day move for Rolando Aarons to Huddersfield Town collapsed – because of late paperwork. The Newcastle United winger had travelled to the Championship club to complete a move in the final hours of the domestic transfer window. " October 17