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AVB takes on a new chairman challenge in Levy

Andre Villas-Boas might have thought he had met some of the most stubborn figures in English football when he was manager of Chelsea last season, but he was yet to live through a summer transfer window conducted by Daniel Levy.

Exclusion from Champions League costs Tottenham £35m

Tottenham's exclusion from the Champions League due to Chelsea's triumph in the tournament will cost Spurs up to £35million in cash - but the real damage could be far greater in terms of keeping their stars, say football finance experts.

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