Reports: Milan watch on as Man Utd and Liverpool-led ESL could be announced soon

By Oliver Fisher -

Further discretions have emerged regarding the possibility of a European Super League being established within the next couple of years.

Sky Sports reported yesterday that Liverpool and Manchester United are two of the clubs who are in talks about the possibility of forming a new mega-rich competition, one which would be backed by a huge €5billion (£4.6billion) financing package.

More than a dozen teams from England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain are in talks about becoming founder members of a new ‘Super League’, and the inauguration could be as early as 2022.

Calciomercato.com – who cite La Repubblica – confirm that there could be an official announcement regarding the plans as early as next month.

The number of teams that would take is between 12 and 18, and there would be five English teams involved, namely Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and one between Tottenham and Arsenal.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Bayern Munich and Juventus are also among the clubs certain to get a spot. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has helped set up a €6billion funding package from JP Morgan.

UEFA for now “strongly opposes a European Super League”, the report adds, as does LaLiga president Javier Tebas.

What is the significance to AC Milan? Well, as one of the biggest and most storied clubs in Europe it has been speculated before that they would be one of the teams involved in the Super League in what could be an ‘easy path’ back into the biggest and most lucrative TV and advertising revenue arenas in professional sports.

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