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Premier League 'can't give blank cheque' to lower-league clubs, says CEO Richard Masters
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Premier League 'can't give blank cheque' to lower-league clubs, says CEO Richard Masters

Premier League is in negotiations with the EFL over a financial package to ensure no sides go out of business due to the coronavirus pandemic, though an agreement has yet to be reached.

Abu Dhabi royal family member very close to buying English football club Derby
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Abu Dhabi royal family member very close to buying English football club Derby

Derby said a deal “in principle” has been reached with Derventio Holdings Limited, which is controlled by Sheikh Khaled Zayed Bin Saquer Zayed Al Nayhan. He is the cousin of the owner of Manchester City, Sheikh Mansour.

Lower-division football clubs reject Premier League's 50 million pounds bailout package
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Lower-division football clubs reject Premier League's 50 million pounds bailout package

A package of loans and grants was offered to clubs in tiers three and four, which are struggling without matchday income due to coronavirus.

Premier League: Clubs unanimously reject Liverpool and Manchester United-backed ‘Project Big Picture’
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Premier League: Clubs unanimously reject Liverpool and Manchester United-backed ‘Project Big Picture’

The plan — known as Project Big Picture — was criticised by the government and Premier League leadership ahead of Wednesday's video call between clubs.

What is English football's 'Project Big Picture' and who stands to benefit from proposed reforms?
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What is English football's 'Project Big Picture' and who stands to benefit from proposed reforms?

"Project Big Picture" has been labelled a "power grab" by the Premier League's biggest and wealthiest clubs, taking advantage of the dire financial position of the English Football League (EFL)

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says 'smaller clubs will die' without urgent action to safeguard lower leagues
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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says 'smaller clubs will die' without urgent action to safeguard lower leagues

The controversial "Project Big Picture" plan put forward by Liverpool and Manchester United has been branded a power grab for attempting to change voting structures in the Premier League in favour of the "big six" clubs, also including Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham.

Premier League slams Project Big Picture, the radical revamp plan backed by Liverpool, Manchester United
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Premier League slams Project Big Picture, the radical revamp plan backed by Liverpool, Manchester United

Among the proposals being considered are a reduction in the Premier League from 20 to 18 teams, the abolition of the League Cup and the Community Shield and greater voting power for 'big six' clubs.

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano calls for Premier League B teams as part of EFL revamp
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Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano calls for Premier League B teams as part of EFL revamp

Soriano suggested following the Spanish model of having B teams in the lower leagues to aid the development of players and halt the number of young English players moving to Germany for more first-team opportunities.

League Cup: Tottenham's fixture against Leyton Orient postponed after string of COVID-19 cases at League Two club
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League Cup: Tottenham's fixture against Leyton Orient postponed after string of COVID-19 cases at League Two club

Just two hours before Jose Mourinho's side were due to play the third-round match at the Breyer Group Stadium, the English Football League announced it had been postponed.

EFL League One, League Two clubs vote in favour of salary caps, to be introduced with immediate effect
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EFL League One, League Two clubs vote in favour of salary caps, to be introduced with immediate effect

The cap will be set at $3.2 million in League One, the third tier, and $1.9 million in League Two and has been introduced with immediate effect, the EFL said.

Premier League, Football League and PFA launch initiative to increase number of BAME coaches in English football
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Premier League, Football League and PFA launch initiative to increase number of BAME coaches in English football

Sterling’s comments are backed up by figures which show only six head coaches in England’s 92 clubs are from the BAME community. More than a quarter of players in the Premier League are either black or mixed race.

EFL announces eight new positive COVID-19 tests from Championship clubs ahead of league's resumption
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EFL announces eight new positive COVID-19 tests from Championship clubs ahead of league's resumption

In a statement the EFL said 2,213 players and club staff from the 24 second-tier clubs had been tested in the past week.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Three Charlton Athletic footballers refuse to play ahead of EFL Championship's resumption
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Three Charlton Athletic footballers refuse to play ahead of EFL Championship's resumption

Lyle has scored 11 league goals this season for Charlton, who are 22nd in the standings and two points off the safety zone.

England's second-tier Championship to resume from 20 June, clubs to return to full contact training from early June
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England's second-tier Championship to resume from 20 June, clubs to return to full contact training from early June

The provisional date for Championship restart was subject to all safety requirements and government guidance being met and clubs receiving clearance from local authorities to stage home matches.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Blackburn Rovers captain, two Fulham players test positive for COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Blackburn Rovers captain, two Fulham players test positive for COVID-19

The EFL said in a statement on Thursday that three people from two clubs had returned positive results out of 1,030 tests conducted

Brighton & Hove Albion CEO Paul Barber says Premier League restart will boost EFL finances
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Brighton & Hove Albion CEO Paul Barber says Premier League restart will boost EFL finances

Completing the Premier League campaign and getting the new season underway will see much-needed funds flow to clubs in the lower divisions who are struggling due to the COVID-19 shutdown, Brighton & Hove Albion CEO Paul Barber has said.

Hull City disappointed over letter calling for season to be deemed void leaked to championship clubs, EFL
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Hull City disappointed over letter calling for season to be deemed void leaked to championship clubs, EFL

Hull City have said they are disappointed that a letter to fellow Championship clubs and the English Football League (EFL) calling for the season to be voided was leaked to the media.

Coronavirus Outbreak: League Two clubs unanimously vote to end season early, decision yet to be ratified by EFL
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Coronavirus Outbreak: League Two clubs unanimously vote to end season early, decision yet to be ratified by EFL

Clubs in third-tier League One, however, failed to reach an agreement over ending their season

Tottenham forward Harry Kane to sponsor fourth tier club Leyton Orient's shirt next season
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Tottenham forward Harry Kane to sponsor fourth tier club Leyton Orient's shirt next season

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane will sponsor Leyton Orient’s shirt next season with the space on the front to be given to charitable causes

Coronavirus Outbreak: British government keen on Premier League resuming in June
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Coronavirus Outbreak: British government keen on Premier League resuming in June

In a statement, Dowden says football authorities need to finalize their plans before government approval will be given for the Premier League to start up again.