Kylian Mbappe: Monaco accuse clubs of making illegal approaches for striker

Monaco have accused some of Europe’s top clubs of making illegal approaches for teenage striker Kylian Mbappe. The Ligue 1 club said in a statement that “important European clubs” have made contact with the 18-year-old without permission. Monaco may ask world governing body Fifa and the French league to consider disciplinary action. BBC Sport understands…

Chinese Super League: Transfer window opens with clubs facing 100% signings tax

Chinese Super League (CSL) clubs face a 100% tax on signings as their mid-season transfer window opens on Monday. The country’s Football Association (CFA) is proposing the measure for loss-making clubs in order to try to curb the league’s extravagant spending. Chinese clubs spent £331m during the country’s winter transfer window, which was more than…

Manchester clubs donate £1m to attack victims

Manchester City and Manchester United have jointly pledged £1m to an emergency fund set up to support the victims of Monday’s attack in the city. The fund was set up in the wake of the suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena which killed 22 people and injured 64. “It is right that we present a…

'Premier League clubs make limited progress on disabled access'

Media playback is not supported on this device Premier League clubs have made limited progress on improving access for disabled fans, campaigners have said. Thirteen out of the 20 sides are failing to provide the required number of wheelchair spaces, says the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). It says only seven clubs have larger,…

Chinese clubs face spending caps after 'burning money'

China’s chief sports governing body has announced plans to cap the big spending of Chinese Super League clubs. The league’s current pre-season transfer window is set to break records in the wake of Oscar’s £60m move to Shanghai SIPG from Chelsea and Shanghai Shenhua’s £40m capture of Carlos Tevez. The Argentina striker has reportedly signed…