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GUARDIAN – Tottenham Hotspur close in on deal to sign Swansea Citys Ben Davies

Spurs appear to have beaten Liverpool to the left-back Swansea want to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson as part of the dealThe Swansea City full-back Ben Davies is set to undergo a medical with Tottenham Hotspur, according to reports.Davies has attracted interest from Spurs and Liverpool, with both clubs seeing the 21-year-old as a long-term solution to their problems at left-back. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Tottenham apologise for tweet mocking Liverpool’s league title blow

Spurs apologise and claim Vine account was ‘compromised’ Tweet followed Liverpool’s wild 3-3 draw at Crystal PalaceTottenham have apologised and begun an investigation after claiming that the hacking of their social media accounts was the reason a video was posted poking fun at Liverpool’s collapse in the Premier League title race. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Premier League finances: turnover, wages, debt and performance

The Premier League clubs collectively made a loss of £291m in 2012-13 despite a £2.7bn income and spent a record £1.8bn on wages. What earns them the most and which club is in most debt? Get the data Get the 2011/12 dataIt’s that time of year again – the Guardian’s review of the annual Premier League accounts is here. It shows that in 2012-13, the 20 top-flight clubs generated a record-beating combined income of 2.7bn, however collectively the Premier League clubs made a loss of 291m.Despite this, players and other staff have done well – the wage bill for Premier League clubs totalled a record 1.8bn in 2012-13, up 11% on the previous year. David Conn writes today:Players earning multi-million pound salaries were again football’s clear financial winners, in a year when the clubs made a record 2.7bn combined income, yet nevertheless made a loss overall, of 291m. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Premier League finances: the full club-by-club breakdown and verdict

The 2012-13 accounts of all 20 top-flight clubs and what the figures say about their health Wages of players and staff now hits record £1.8bnFinancial figures for 2012-13, for the 20 clubs in the Premier League during 2012-13. All details from the published annual reports at Companies House. Net debt is as stated in the accounts; debts minus cash held at the bank. The separate categories of turnover are rounded down or up, so added together do not always tally with the total turnover figure. Continue reading…

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