Premier League eases financial rules due to coronavirus | sport


Clubs at risk of violating Premier League financial regulations have been suspended after secretly relaxing their profit and sustainability rules due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The finances of top clubs will now be assessed on an average from last season and next season together rather than just the 2019-20 campaign.

Clubs will also be allowed to write off any losses or additional expenses caused by the Covid-19 crisis, such as reduced door revenues or lower TV revenues.

Everton are potentially the biggest beneficiaries of the rule change, which was accepted by top clubs at their annual meeting last month as it gave them more time.

The rules state that clubs’ maximum allowable losses are £ 105million on a


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