Monday’s Most Important Stories From The Business Of Football: Dispute between China and UK hits football; Wigan bidder shown the door; AC Milan and Emirates continue together

27 July 2020

Milan
Photo: PA Images Zlatan Ibrahimovic of AC Milan looks on during the Serie A football match between AC Milan and Bologna FC. AC Milan won 5-1 over Bologna. AC Milan have just renewed their sponsorship agreement with Emirates.
Kasper Kronenberg kk@offthepitch.com

1. Media: China downgrade Premier League-matches due to diplomatic discussions

According to Bloomberg China’s state television broadcaster is relegating English Premier League football matches from its main sports channel to one that lures fewer viewers, a sign the lucrative world of professional soccer is being ensnared in the increasingly fraught relations between Beijing and the U.K.

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