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…

Man Utd target three or four signings in 'crazy' transfer window

Manchester United are likely to limit their summer spending to three or four key signings. United will be in the Champions League and boss Jose Mourinho said executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has had his targets “for more than two months”. Mourinho wants to enhance his forward and defensive options to challenge for the Premier League…

Fall from window killed jockey Swinburn

Former jockey Walter Swinburn fell to his death from his bathroom window, an inquest heard. The three-time Derby winner and Shergar rider was found by his father in the courtyard of his London home. It was not possible to establish whether his epilepsy – the result of a riding accident in 1996 – contributed to…

Premier League January sales: Who needs what in the transfer window?

The January transfer window is about to open – but which Premier League side will do the best bit of business this time? From title contenders looking to strengthen their squad to struggling teams searching for new faces who can turn their season around, it is a chance for sides to spend some cash –…