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West Ham in conflict with London Stadium landlords - 23/10/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: West Ham have even offered to pay for the £200,000 astroturf replacement, with claret — obviously — their preferred option, but have turned down blue.
Dele Alli gets Pepsi deal to follow Beckham and Messi - 14/10/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Alli is set to become the next footballer to be sponsored by Pepsi, whose clients past and present include Beckham and Messi.
Kenny Dalglish ends Alex Ferguson feud with Anfield invite - 13/10/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The Scot, whose unparalleled services to Liverpool as both player and manager is being recognised by the honour, drew up the VIP guest list for the unveiling.
Amazon to finalise £10m deal for Man City documentary - 12/10/2017
CHARLES SALE: Manchester City are finalising the details of a highly lucrative fly-on-the-wall documentary series with Amazon despite opposition from Premier League rights holders.
One million fans turn off tedious England - 10/10/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Even the most ardent England fan would be hard pressed to say the last two World Cup qualifying games have been exciting.
Stuart Pearce warns Gareth Southgate off allowing WAGs - 07/10/2017
CHARLES SALE: Stuart Pearce, the former England player with the most knowledge of WAGs at World Cups, has warned manager Gareth Southgate not to allow them near his squad.
Amanda Staveley appearance fuels Newcastle takeover talk - 06/10/2017
CHARLES SALE - THE SPORTS AGENDA: Amanda Staveley was a conspicuous presence at St James’ Park on Sunday — and it’s unlikely she was in Newcastle just to cheer on Liverpool.
Premier League Big Six eye up £11bn TV jackpot - 06/10/2017
CHARLES SALE: The massive rise expected in overseas Premier League TV rights income over the next decade explains why the majority of clubs do not want to relinquish an equal share.
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis given huge bonus - 05/10/2017
CHARLES SALE — SPORTS AGENDA: Missing out on Champions League football this season has cost Arsenal around £50million yet Ivan Gazidis has still been awarded a huge bonus.
Premier League chiefs fail to reach agreement in TV talks - 05/10/2017
CHARLES SALE: Representatives from each of the 20 clubs arrived in London on Wednesday for a meeting that was set to shape the future of football in England, but the day ended in a stalemate.
Amazon set to bid for Premier League rights - 20/09/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The Premier League look as though they will have a major new player entering the next TV rights auction, which is expected later this year.
FA Cup set to be sponsored by LG - 19/09/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The FA are set to sign new, blue-chip sponsorship for England and the FA Cup to replace the ditched gambling-sector contract with Ladbrokes.
Fury at Wembley Cup clash with 1966 event - 15/09/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Wembley telecom sponsors EE have caused upset because their annual game at the stadium featuring former stars and YouTube footballers clashes.
MPs hear of more meddling from FIFA - 13/09/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The extent FIFA president Gianni Infantino and his lieutenants go to influence supposed independent decision-making in Zurich has been laid bare.
TV auction falls flat for Football League - 13/09/2017
CHARLES SALE — SPORTS AGENDA: The jury will be out for some time on whether the Football League’s new £120m-a-year TV rights contract with Sky is a good deal for the 72 clubs.
West Ham could face further home disruption in 2022 - 07/09/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: West Ham are currently bottom of the Premier League after three defeats away from home while the London Stadium was returning to football mode.
Blame parking misery at Wembley on the FA’s lack of vision - 04/09/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: One of the biggest financial blunders of the FA would have been apparent to fans at Wembley as the huge car park nearest the stadium is no longer in use.
Charles Sale: Are England mad to ditch their mind coach - 04/09/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: England footballers have given up travelling with a dedicated sports psychiatrist at the very time when they look as if they could do with one.
Oxlade-Chamberlain cranks up Liverpool and Chelsea tension - 02/09/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The tribunal to decide the transfer fee Liverpool must pay Chelsea for striker Dominic Solanke is expected to be a fraught affair.
Southgate introduces overnight stays after away games - 30/08/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: England manager Gareth Southgate intends to keep his players together as long as possible during international weeks, rather than rushing them back.
Sky Sports retain Football League rights for £120m a year - 11/08/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: It is understood that Sky have paid around £120million-a-year, an increase on the £90m-a-year terms of the current deal but short of pre-tender figures.
Football League set to double their money with TV rights - 04/08/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The Football League are set to double their domestic TV rights money to at least £180million a year with the bid deadline earlier this week.
BBC call double fault as Russia WC clashes with Wimbledon - 04/07/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: BBC Sport and other Wimbledon broadcasters from around the globe have made complaints to FIFA about a World Cup final clash next summer.
TRANSFER ALERT! Benfica sign teenage forward Chris Willock from Arsenal - 30/06/2017
Arsenal transfer UPDATE: Juventus identify Monaco star Thomas Lemar as alternative to Bayern Munich's Douglas Costa - 30/06/2017
Alexis Sanchez could leave because Arsene Wenger 'doesn't like confrontation', says former Arsenal man Stewart Robson - 30/06/2017
Southampton forward Sam Gallagher set to sign new contract - 29/06/2017
Southampton striker Sam Gallagher will sign a new four-year contract with the Premier League club. Terms over a extension for the forward have been agreed with the formalities just to be completed.
Tottenham discuss coaching role with retired Scott Parker - 28/06/2017
EXCLUSIVE: Parker has announced that he is retiring from playing after 20 years in the game. The 36-year-old has spent the last four years at Fulham but has decided to hang up his boots.
Sunderland striker Fabio Borini set to join AC Milan - 28/06/2017
Sunderland striker Fabio Borini is joining AC Milan after they moved to beat Lazio to his signature. The former Liverpool man was set to meet with Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi but Milan have stepped in.
Middlesbrough midfielder Marten de Roon wanted by Atalanta - 28/06/2017
Manager Garry Monk has yet to decide whether to allow the Dutchman to leave, though Boro would want to recoup what they paid for one of their few consistently good performers last season.
Liverpool FC transfer news: Lucas Leiva reportedly in talks over move to Turkey - 26/06/2017
Manchester United face an attacking dilemma this summer - 26/06/2017
Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side were over-reliant on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and scored more than 30 fewer goals than the top two clubs, Chelsea and Tottenham.
Ladbrokes relaxed as FA sever £4m-a-year sponsorship deal - 23/06/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Ladbrokes are surprisingly relaxed at the FA severing their four-year contract as official bookmaking partners after just one year.
Roy Hodgson accepts TV pundit role with BeIn Sports - 17/06/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Roy Hodgson is making a return to football in the wake of that humiliating defeat by Iceland at Euro 2016 by accepting work as a TV pundit in Doha.
FA Cup may soon be a midweek event with replays ditched - 15/06/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The growing importance of televised Premier League matches at weekends is set to signal the end of FA Cup replays from the third round.
CHARLES SALE: Women are becoming a big issue for the FA - 14/06/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The FA look as if they will need to find three women board members with immediate effect to adhere to Government governance regulations.
Premier League consider moving 22 games to 11am kick-offs - 09/06/2017
CHARLES SALE - EXCLUSIVE: Premier League fans may have to attend kick-offs as early as 11am if chiefs agree to implement a new TV package targeted at Asian audiences.
CHARLES SALE: Arsenal in search of new shirt sponsors - 08/06/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Arsenal have joined a crowded market to find a shirt sponsor despite their current deal with Emirates still having two seasons to run.
Principality Stadium may yet join the Euro 2020 party - 31/05/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: There is considerable doubt whether Brussels can continue as one of the chosen 13 venues as its proposed has yet to be built.
FA fear Cup sponsors Emirates will not renew deal - 29/05/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Emirates, who pay £10million a year, are thought to be frustrated that the competition is still not widely referred to as the Emirates FA Cup.
Wembley Stadium roof repairs may take 10 years to complete - 27/05/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Wembley needs significant repairs to its roof that could take at least 10 years to complete. The faults, in a roof built in 2007, first became obvious in 2013.
Claim that Millwall fans took drugs at Wembley - 24/05/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: More misconduct by Millwall fans at Saturday’s League One play-off final at Wembley, including alleged drug-taking, are laid bare in a complaint.
Ivan Gazidis has Arsenal safety net - 23/05/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis will benefit to the tune of more than £5.5million if a change of ownership leads to his departure.
FA council meetings to be televised for the first time - 20/05/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The FA have agreed in principle to televise their council meetings, although the entertainment value seems questionable.
Forest takeover by Greeks gets Football League nod - 17/05/2017
CHARLES SALE: The Football League are understood to have finally given the go-ahead for the takeover of troubled Championship club Nottingham Forest by a Greek consortium.
David Elleray must solve this poppy fiasco - 12/05/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORT AGENDA: The expectation England will play Germany again, over the Armistice Day period, has made it even more urgent to resolve the ongoing poppy fiasco.
Gianni Infantino purges key FIFA officials in Bahrain - 10/05/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: FIFA president Gianni Infantino has stage-managed another controversial coup by removing leaders of the investigatory and judicial ethics chambers.
FA seek to control lucrative England player deals - 06/05/2017
EXCLUSIVE BY CHARLES SALE AND SAMI MOKBEL: The FA want to change how they deal with commercial work, which has been organised by the agent of Gareth Southgate.
Manchester City could replace Nike with Under Armour - 06/05/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: A deal is yet to be agreed but Under Armour are in pole position to become Manchester City’s next kit suppliers.
David Beckham confident of MLS backing from Todd Boehly - 27/04/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The investment banker, who was part of an American consortium who were interested in buying Spurs, invested instead in the LA Dodgers baseball team.
Arsene Wenger blow after chairman walks out of Palace game - 14/04/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Sir Chips Keswick’s prompt exit following Yohan Cabaye’s strike demonstrated he was voting with his feet like disenchanted fans.
FIFA legal bills for corruption investigation hit £80m - 01/04/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The probe into football corruption was carried out by expensive American lawyers Quinn Emanuel and Swiss counterparts NKF.
Premier League chiefs fear Brexit player controls - 31/03/2017
CHARLES SALE: Premier League clubs are concerned that new immigration controls to be brought in after Brexit could have a serious impact on signing players from the European Union.
Manchester United relaxed over General Motors deal - 29/03/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Vauxhall’s decision to withdraw from their team sponsorship of all Home Nations sides could have wide repercussions.
Relaunch of the Players Trust puts the spotlight on PFA - 29/03/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The relaunch of the Players Trust to provide an all-round service to professional footballers also pointed to the failings of the PFA.
Premier League boss Richard Scudamore plans club talks - 28/03/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: There has been concern about Manchester United, Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal deciding policy between them.
Kurt Zouma at Chelsea: Defender refuses to rule out loan - 27/03/2017
Kurt Zouma enjoyed a solid run in the Chelsea side last season, but has since found game time hard to come by courtesy of a knee injury and the return of David Luiz from PSG last summer.
Chelsea striker Diego Costa suffers injury scare during Spain training session - 26/03/2017
Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, March 26: Arsenal interested in Kasper Schmeichel and Ross Barkley - 26/03/2017
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere keen on joining AC Milan - 25/03/2017
England midfielder Jack Wilshere is eager to make a move to AC Milan in the summer if Arsene Wenger remains Arsenal boss and decides to offload the England midfielder.
Liverpool legends 4-3 Madrid legends: Gerrard among goals - 25/03/2017
A star-studded Liverpool legends side triumphed over Real Madrid courtesy of a match-winning Steven Gerrard volley, the goal everybody inside a packed Anfield had been hoping for.
Marcus Rashford is a work in progress at Manchester United - 25/03/2017
KIERAN GILL - THE NUMBERS GAME: Jose Mourinho and Gareth Southgate share the same idea about Marcus Rashford. He is not simply some sort of super-sub. He is a work in progress.
Xabi Alonso was close to leaving Liverpool FC for Arsenal - 24/03/2017
Xabi Alonso has lifted the lid on how he was on the verge of quitting Liverpool for Arsenal in a deal that fell apart over a £3million fall-out. Arsenal offered £15m before Real Madrid signed Alonso.
Chelsea captain John Terry poses with youth at training - 24/03/2017
For Chelsea captain John Terry, international breaks these days mean some rest and relaxation – followed by hard work back in training to prime himself for club football.
Manchester United FC news: Jose Mourinho closes in on £35million deal for Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic - 24/03/2017
Chelsea transfer target Kalidou Koulibaly tells talkSPORT: 'It would make me happy to come and play in the Premier League' - 24/03/2017
FA given a lesson in using England icons by EFF - 23/03/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The England Footballers Foundation have shown the FA the way to engage former stars with their Bobby Moore Fund cancer awareness campaign.
Senegal v Nigeria in Barnet... but ticket sales are poor - 22/03/2017
The last time Sadio Mane pulled on a shirt for Senegal, the eyes of a continent were on the Liverpool man. On Thursday night there could be under 2,000 people watching him.
Leicester City owner eyes Royal Ascot - 17/03/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The Thai, a keen polo player who made his fortune through duty-free shops, did his homework on the most suitable training establishment.
British Cycling left at mercy of Martin Glenn - 15/03/2017
CHARLES SALE: FA chief executive Martin Glenn is in the unlikely position of holding the future leadership of troubled British Cycling in his hands as well as English football’s ruling body.
FA set to reveal major reform proposals next week - 04/03/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The timetable will see a special council meeting on March 21 to discuss the changes, leading to approval by the council and shareholders in April and May.
Wales Euro 2016 dream documentary lights up the big screen - 28/02/2017
CHARLES SALE SPORTS AGENDA: A stunning film of Wales’ Euro 2016 heroics that opened this week should be compulsory viewing for England’s under-achieving footballers.
BT Sport set to retain Champions League rights - 28/02/2017
CHARLES SALE: There is strong expectation that UEFA will renew their Champions League contract with BT Sport for another three seasons from 2018-19 following the tender deadline.
World Cup sees RFU execs earn more than FA counterparts - 22/02/2017
CHARLES SALE -SPORTS AGENDA: FA accounts for last season show chief executive Martin Glenn had a package of £591,000, with a record overall turnover of £370million.
Greg Clarke rips into FA blazers over governance reform - 21/02/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: FA chairman Greg Clarke has launched a scathing attack on council blazers who spoke out following the Commons no-confidence motion on football reform.
FA reforms could see football David Gill axed from board - 09/02/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: David Gill is set to be a victim of proposed FA reforms needed to meet the Government code or risk losing £30m of public funding.
Clubs shocked by Patrick Bamford demands - 03/02/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: English football’s crazy finances are such that even Middlesbrough’s new £6million striker Patrick Bamford could make grand demands.
Football League launch probe into Bristol transfer furore - 02/02/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The first transfer between the two Bristol clubs in 30 years is set to be the subject of a Football League investigation.
Lineker bemuses FA with tweets, but does he know rules? - 31/01/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Gary Lineker and Dan Walker have bemused the FA by attacking the ruling body for refusing to allow them to switch their FA Cup fourth-round televised tie.
Ex-Palace owner Simon Jordan plotting return to football - 26/01/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan is ready to return from Spain if an opportunity in English football attracts him.
Former Chelsea chief Kenyon brokered Bamford move to Boro - 20/01/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Patrick Bamford’s transfer from Chelsea to Middlesbrough saw former Stamford Bridge chief executive Peter Kenyon negotiating the deal on behalf of Boro.
Tottenham searching for £400m naming rights deal as they battle Chelsea and West Ham - 14/01/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Spurs chairman Daniel Levy wants a 20-year deal worth £20m annually, knowing how difficult it would be to re-name a UK stadium for a second time.
David Beckham running out of time to see plans through for proposed Major League Soccer franchise in Miami - 07/01/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: David Beckham is running out of time to get his proposed Major League Soccer franchise off the ground in Miami.
UEFA to take hit at expanded World Cup as they will be handed smaller percentage of places from 2026 - 06/01/2017
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Europe, the powerhouse of international and club football, will to have to accept a smaller percentage of places at the extended World Cup.
Ex-Manchester United star Gary Neville and team-mates infuriate Salford residents - 22/12/2016
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Salford City Council gave the go-ahead for non-League Salford’s 5,000-seat ground at Moor Lane last week, despite more than 600 people objecting.
Derby County chief John Vicars hauled into ungodly TV spat as Rams battle EFL over media rights - 21/12/2016
CHARLES SALE: Vicars was on the committee charged with approving the £90million-a-year agreement signed in July 2013, but says he was not privy to detail or in a position to veto anything.
Chinese property giants set sights on Reading as group who failed in Hull bid make an offer for the Royals - 20/12/2016
CHARLES SALE: Chinese brother and sister Dai Yongge and Dai Xiu Li, whose £130million bid to buy Hull City collapsed last summer, have made an offer for Championship side Reading.
Derby and Leeds to play March friendly as Rams chairman Mel Morris looks to show up Football League over media rights - 15/12/2016
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The formidable Morris is in conflict with the Football League after being denied access to the details of TV deals he claims could be a lot better.
Huge £564m Chinese TV deal raises fear of Premier League Big Six split - 14/12/2016
CHARLES SALE: The difficulty of keeping 20 Premier League clubs united behind a collective TV agreement, despite the £8.3bn value of the current deal, became apparent at the last summit.
Derby County receive support from other clubs in TV rights fight with EFL  - 08/12/2016
CHARLES SALE: The acrimonious battle between Derby and the EFL about TV rights took another turn with claims from the club that they are gaining considerable support from other sides.
Wayne Rooney likely to keep media tribute date despite furore over marathon boozing session - 22/11/2016
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: An intriguing upcoming date in the football calendar is the media tribute evening in honour of Wayne Rooney to be held at London’s Savoy Hotel.
Qatar looks to learn from London mistakes ahead of 2022 World Cup  - 18/11/2016
CHARLES SALE: Qatar’s World Cup authorities are learning from the debacle around the spiralling costs to convert the London Stadium from an athletics venue to a football ground for West Ham.
Kevin Keegan turned down BeIN Sport contract to expand his ambassadorial role with Liverpool - 16/11/2016
CHARLES SALE: Keegan, who is revered at Anfield as one of their greatest players, is now being used on a regular basis for commercial duties with sponsors and for other matchday activities.
Premier League winter break plan hit by $1bn overseas FA Cup rights deal  - 12/11/2016
CHARLES SALE: It is understood discussions over closing down the league around New Year had reached an advanced stage before the FA signed their $1billion overseas FA Cup rights deal.
Former FA technical chief Howard Wilkinson to help choose next England manager but Manchester United director David Gill has been left out - 10/11/2016
CHARLES SALE: The brains trust who will help choose the next England boss will include former FA technical chief Howard Wilkinson, but not Manchester United director David Gill.
West Ham asked to pay for extra police after London Stadium troubles - 09/11/2016
CHARLES SALE: The tenancy agreement that West Ham negotiated with their LLDC landlords for the 25-days-a-year use states that all policing and stewarding costs are met by the LLDC.
Red Bull planning to buy English club to add to portfolio of football teams around the globe - 09/11/2016
CHARLES SALE: Energy drink giants Red Bull are planning to add to their portfolio of football teams around the world by buying an English club.
Karren Brady was never banned from the Notts County boardroom, insists former Magpies chairman Derek Pavis  - 02/11/2016
CHARLES SALE: Karren Brady’s ban from the men-only boardroom when she was managing director of Birmingham City is often cited as one of the worst examples of sexist behaviour in football.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp adds to sponsorship portfolio with new ambassador role for New Balance - 22/10/2016
CHARLES SALE: Jurgen Klopp has built up a portfolio of lucrative personal sponsorships — the latest of which is his ambassador role with the club’s kit suppliers New Balance.
Billion dollar bonanza for the FA Cup as foreign TV rights deal is agreed  - 22/10/2016
CHARLES SALE EXCLUSIVE: The FA have gone a long way to restoring the fading grandeur of their flagship cup competition by agreeing a six-year deal for the overseas TV rights.

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