AC Milan are one of the clubs who have agreed in principle on a plan to create a breakaway European club competition, a report claims.
According to the New York Times, a number of teams including Real Madrid and Barcelona in Spain, Manchester United and Liverpool in England, and Juventus and Milan in Italy have held months of secret talks before agreeing the blueprint for a new ‘Super League’.
The clubs could make an announcement as early as Sunday according to multiple sources, and it seems to be in response to the idea from UEFA of a newly designed Champions League. At least 12 teams have either signed up as founding members or expressed interest in joining the breakaway group as per the report.
UEFA and the top European leagues ‘are bracing for the breakaway announcement’ as officials spent the weekend in talks about ways to block their plans, including ‘potentially banning the breakaway teams from domestic leagues and from next season’s Champions League’ as the new tournament would begin in 2022.