UEFA are getting ready for a legal battle regarding a potential European Super League as reports continue to swirl.
The New York Times among other sources are reporting that a number of teams have held months of secret talks before agreeing the blueprint for a new ‘Super League’. Real Madrid and Barcelona in Spain, Manchester United and Liverpool in England, and Juventus and Milan in Italy are all named.
The clubs could make an announcement as early as Sunday 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.
Now, La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) are reporting that UEFA are prepared to stage a legal battle against the clubs that want to separate from the system to create the Super League. A huge lawsuit worth €50bn is ready, with disqualification a threat for those who will be part of it.
Bertrand Latour – a journalist from L’Equipe – gave a sensational indiscretion on his Twitter account naming the teams involved and confirming that a crisis meeting at UEFA is underway at the moment to decide definitively what to do.