1/2/2011 Despite Chelsea’s 80 million euros transfer deadline day spend on Fernando Torres and David Luiz, chief executive Ron Gourlay insists the club is “moving in the right direction” to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations. Spanish star is now the third most expensive player in the history of the game. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

11/1/2011 Michel Platini says Europe’s top clubs risk exclusion from the Champions League if they don’t get their finances in order, as UEFA reports collective losses for the 655 top-flight clubs of 1.2 billion euros. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

7/1/2011 The Spanish footballing giants are the top-earning club with a $866,000 share of FIFA’s allocation of World Cup profits to 400 clubs from 55 member associations… Vauxhall Motors expected to be announced as major sponsor of Football Association next week… MLS newcomers Portland Timbers near season ticket sellout.

10/11/2010 IMG Worldwide teams up with Brazilian conglomerate EBX Group founded by the world’s eighth richest man… Chelsea FC covets Asian sponsorship dollars… United Arab Emirates Football Association partners with Volkswagen… Vodacom develops its support of South African football.

27/10/2010 The FIFA cash-for-votes bidding scandal has Sony reconsidering its World Cup sponsorship… Sony and Coca-Cola partner with Soccerex Global Convention… Chelsea extend Adidas deal… McDonald’s strikes Welsh agreement… Helios Partners Europe launches. More inside…