A number of top clubs have reportedly been holding talks about the possibility of assembling a FIFA-back ‘European Super League’, a report claims.
According to Sky Sports, 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’ – which is a concept that Milan’s name has been frequently linked with in the past.
Five English clubs could be involved including the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, and the inauguration could be as early as 2022.
Sources have apparently told Sky that FIFA are involved in drawing up the format which would include 18 teams and fixtures played during the regular European season.
“The top-placed teams in the league would then play in a knockout format to conclude the tournament, with prize money for the winners expected to be worth hundreds of millions of pounds each year,” they add.
Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich are also likely to have been approached, the report adds.