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How much every Premier League club can spend on transfers in January window



The January transfer window is upon us and clubs up and down the league will be looking to bolster their options – but only within Financial Fair Play rules.

Teams nowadays have their spending monitored and must comply with rules that factor in their outlays over a certain time period.

Tottenham chief Daniel Levy is known for his business acumen even if the north Londoners haven’t won a trophy in over a decade.

A lack of spending coupled with shrewd off pitch decisions means they have a huge profit margin and could pump up to £400m into their playing squad should they wish to back new manager Antonio Conte.

Savvy commercial deals coupled with other areas like matchday revenue are also major factors.

Playing in the Champions League brings its own riches, as well as more games, thus boosting stadium revenue.

Kieran Maguire, a lecturer in football finance at the University of Liverpool, has dissected the possibilities of Premier League outfits in the coming transfer window.

He told the Daily Mail : “Spurs net transfer spend since 2010 is between a quarter and a half of the other Big Six clubs and it is the most successful club in terms of keeping its wages low as a proportion of income the club generates.

“Spurs have had a business model rather than a trophy winning model.”

The likes of Manchester City and Chelsea have regularly invested which means they could not spend the type of sums Tottenham can.

In fact, the champions could fork out up to £84m – less than the likes of Leeds, Brighton and Brentford.

Chelsea have a far greater margin and could spend in excess of £200m despite shelling out a club-record fee on Romelu Lukaku last summer.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool could all do likewise.

The Red Devils spent over £100m in the summer but continued to be linked with fresh faces to reignite their season.

Having a wealthy owner though is not a pathway to investment, something Everton are finding to their cost.

Farhad Moshiri’s millions haven’t made much of an impact yet on Merseyside and the Toffees are actually in minus.

They’re already £35m the wrong side of the line, thus making January investment difficult.

In the previous three seasons it experienced a net loss of £157.3m with their new arrivals unable to take them forward on the pitch.

Newcastle, now the world’s richest club, have got several eyes on them this month as they look to fight off the threat of relegation.

The Magpies and their new boss Eddie Howe could spend north of £100m if he wanted to bolster his squad.

Their wealth stems from their recent takeover backed by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund

Maguire claimed: “The way the numbers work out Newcastle could spend a lot of money on transfers and stay within the FFP limit. They are mixing it with the big boys now.”

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Guardiola reacts as Haaland fumes over not scoring hat-trick against West Ham



Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said Erling Haaland’s anger at not scoring a hat-trick against West Ham, reminded him of Lionel Messi.

Haaland grabbed both goals as the Premier League champions began defence of their title with a 2-0 win at the London Stadium.

The Norway striker converted a first-half penalty, before running onto Kevin De Bruyne’s pass to complete a brace on his City debut.

In a post-match interview, Haaland said it was “a bit s***’” that he was unable to score one more, before being substituted in the closing stages.”

But Guardiola said the player’s reaction was what he would expect from a top player.

“I was fortunate to be with [Lionel] Messi.

“When he scores two, he wants three, when he scores three, he wants four. All the top players are the same.

“They are never satisfied, always hungry, starving for goals, and want more, but at same time, I have to use other players,” Guardiola said.

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Ten Hag to sign two strikers after 2-1 defeat to Brighton



Manchester United have opened talks to sign Benjamin Sesko and Marko Arnautovic, ESPN reports.

United have contacted Bologna about Arnautovic, who has previously played in the Premier League for Stoke and West Ham.

United manager, Erik ten Hag, has pressed the club to sign an experienced forward who would be content with a back up role off the bench.

Arnautovic is 33 years old and Ten Hag is a fan of the player after working together at FC Twente.

The move for Arnautovic is considered separate from that of Sesko.

Chelsea are also interested in the 19-year-old, although Salzburg would rather keep him until next summer.

Ten Hag was asked after the 2-1 defeat against Brighton on Sunday about the need for new players.

The Dutchman replied: “I don’t go into names and I think in this preseason, 250 players are involved or linked with Man United, so that’s it.

“We have two strikers [Ronaldo and Martial], maybe a third one, [Marcus] Rashford.

“We considered him as a striker, but he had a really good season on the left side and he had two really good chances but the typical nine wasn’t available today.”

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Tobi Amusan wins 100m hurdles gold



Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan has won the gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The world champion successfully defended her title at the Alexander stadium on Sunday.

This is coming days after she won gold and bagged the world record at the World Athletics Championships in the US.

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