Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), which will provide 80 per cent of funds for the deal, is seen as separate to the state despite the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, being listed as chairman. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has questioned the Premier League’s silence on human rights issues following the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of Newca(...)

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew head-butts David Meyler of Hull City clashes during a premier League match at the KC Stadium in March 2014. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Rewind to the first day of March seven years ago. Newcastle were 3-1 up at Hull when a switch deep inside Alan Pardew’s head finally tripped and the E(...)

Gabriel Jesus is among the players who won’t be relased for international duty next month. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

Premier League clubs have united in defiance of Fifa and refused to release players for international duty in countries on the UK’s red list. The esc(...)

Marcus Rashford takes a knee prior to a Premier League match last season. File photograph: Getty Images

Premier League players will continue to take the knee this season, saying that “more than ever, it is important” that they keep showing unity against (...)

A ‘United Against Glazer’ banner is left on the ground  outside Old Trafford after last Sunday’s protest  by Manchester United fans. Photograph: Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images

Manchester United will play three Premier League matches in just five days after their postponed game against Liverpool was rearranged for next Thursd(...)

Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha stands while the rest of his team mates and the West Brom players take a knee at Selhurst Park. Photograph: PA

Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha has become the first Premier League player not to take a knee before kick-off. The 28-year-old decided to stand(...)

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne reacts after missing a penalty in the draw with Liverpool. Photo: Shaun Botterill/AFP via Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp accused the Premier League chief executive, Richard Masters, of a “lack of leadership” regarding the decision to abandon the five substit(...)

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is to take legal action against the Premier League over the blocked Saudi takeover bid. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty

Mike Ashley, the Newcastle owner, has instructed two leading QCs to represent the club in their dispute with the Premier League over its rejection of (...)

Newcastle’s owner Mike Ashley. The Premier League has insisted it has not rejected the Saudi Arabia-backed bid for the club. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

The three players signed by Newcastle for a total approaching £40 million in recent days featured on the shopping list drawn up by the Saudi Arabian-l(...)

 Sheffield United striker David McGoldrick has revealed he received racist abuse on social media. File photograph: PA

Premier League clubs are in discussions over joining an advertising boycott of companies that fail to promote inclusion and diversity, part of a new f(...)

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