AHEAD OF THE GAME: Premier League and Championship clash over extended summer transfer window

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Premier League and Championship clubs are at odds with the dates for this summer’s transfer window.

The European transfer market closes on August 31, but Premier League clubs want to keep the domestic window open for another week, as they did in the wake of last year’s pandemic when deals between top flight and EFL clubs were allowed. for 11 days after the main window closes on October 5.

Championship clubs rejected this proposal in a rally this week as it would leave them vulnerable to being attacked by Premier League clubs who are unable to secure their primary goals from abroad.

Further talks are planned between the two leagues in an effort to find a solution, but Championship sources insist they won’t back down this year.

Ollie Watkins joined Aston Villa from Championship side Brentford last summer and now stars in the Premier League

Ollie Watkins joined Aston Villa from Championship side Brentford last summer and now stars in the Premier League

RAIOLA WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY PENALTIES

The FA has obtained copies of contracts and other associated documentation between Mino Raiola and his British players, including Paul Pogba, so he will not face disciplinary action for violating rule B1 of the governing body’s interim handbook.

As Sportsmail revealed last week, the FA investigated the matter after Raiola gave an interview in which he stated that he had not signed any contracts with any of his players, which the intermediaries department found to be untrue, leading to bewilderment at Wembley that the agent made such a claim. would make.

Super Agent Mino Raiola will not face disciplinary action

Super Agent Mino Raiola will not face disciplinary action

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is one of Raiola's British players

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is one of Raiola's British players

The FA has obtained copies of contracts between Mino Raiola (left) and his British players, including Paul Pogba (right)

DEENEY SELLS ITSELF SHORTLY

Troy Deeney’s campaign to be elected as one of two championship representatives on the PFA’s new player board may have ended before it actually started, after the Watford captain failed to submit an election address or resume.

The union has sent an information pack along with ballots to all members ahead of next Friday’s voting deadline, and in the sections entitled ‘meeting the candidates’ and ‘Candidates’ election addresses ‘is a photo of Deeney accompanied by the words’ no statement delivered ‘.

Deeney seems to rely on his public profile.

Tom Heaton’s manifesto in the fight to become one of the two Premier League representatives is almost as perfunctory, with the Aston Villa goalkeeper simply saying, ‘I will do everything I can to protect the interests of the players. to look after. ‘

Tyrone Mings and Wes Morgan, on the other hand, provided very detailed resumes of their skills, experience, and ideas for the role, both emphasizing importance or diversity and doing more for mental health.

Troy Deeney's bid to become one of the two championship representatives on the PFA's new player board may have already ended

Troy Deeney's bid to become one of the two championship representatives on the PFA's new player board may have already ended

Troy Deeney’s bid to become one of the two championship representatives on the PFA’s new player board may have already ended

Tyrone Mings provided a detailed resume to become one of the top two sales representatives

Tyrone Mings provided a detailed resume to become one of the top two sales representatives

Tyrone Mings provided a detailed resume to become one of the top two sales representatives

BARRY OWN MONEY AFTER THE BOTCHED SWINDON DEAL

Gareth Barry and his agent Michael Standing are owed more than £ 3.7 million in refunds following a botched deal to buy 50 percent of Swindon Town that has ended up in the High Court.

Standing and Swindon’s Chairman Lee Power are embroiled in a dispute over a verbal contract for the couple to buy a stake in the club in a series of payments, which started in March 2013 with an investment of £ 800,000 and ultimately just over £ Amounted to 6 million. Of which 2.3 million has been repaid.

Standing, his firm First Touch Pro Management, Power and Swindon have all been accused by the FA of violating club ownership rules while an investigation into Barry is underway.

Power claims Barry was behind the funding, but Standing insists the former England star only lent him the money.

Supreme Court documents show that Lindene – a Barry owned company – owes £ 827,000, while the debt to First Touch Pro Management is over £ 2.9 million.

Gareth Barry and his agent Michael Standing owe more than £ 3.7 million in refunds

Gareth Barry and his agent Michael Standing owe more than £ 3.7 million in refunds

Gareth Barry and his agent Michael Standing owe more than £ 3.7 million in refunds

EFL SHOW ALONSO’S MONEY

Future new Derby owner Erik Alonso is facing questions from the EFL about the source of its funds before a proposed acquisition can be signed.

Alonso filed proof of money with the EFL this week after reaching an agreement to buy the club from Mel Morris, but questions remain about his trading history and the origins of the money.

Alonso’s case may not be helped by the fact that the EFL passed through an earlier takeover attempt in Derby by Sheikh Khaled last year after reassurance from Morris.

There is a suspicion that Morris took the step of disclosing the sale agreement in order to pressure the EFL to give its approval.

Future new Derby owner Erik Alonso is faced with EFL questions about the origin of his funds

Future new Derby owner Erik Alonso is faced with EFL questions about the origin of his funds

Future new Derby owner Erik Alonso is faced with EFL questions about the origin of his funds