Big European clubs consider 'Super League' plan

Real Madrid and Barcelona have been listed as part of a planned breakaway Super League competition

German publication, Der Spiegel that broke the Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation, has made another shocking revelation that top European clubs held secret talks to create a European Super League.

The report said the plan was presented to Champions League holders Real Madrid last month by a consultancy firm.

Der Spiegel reported that Bayern and Rummenigge were major players in attempting to formulate the new competition, naming Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus among the 11 clubs they were purportedly hoping to lead away.

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Reports of a potential new league for Europe's top clubs have persisted for years, most notably in 2016 when officials from English clubs met in London with American businessman Charlie Stillitano, the founder of the International Champions Cup summer tournament in the United States.

Barca, Juve, Manchester City, PSG, Arsenal, Milan, Inter Milan, Roma and Marseille were not immediately available to comment.

Along with the 11 founding clubs, who would not be at risk of relegation and guaranteed a place in it for 20 years, another five clubs would be invited for a 16-team league.

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Rummenigge said in a Bayern statement: "I absolutely and clearly reject this. The clubs win. But a European Super League model would hurt football and, in the long term, will hurt the big clubs too, because it will never provide the economic figures that the big clubs think it will".

There has always been speculation over a European Super League which could involve the richest clubs breaking away from their national associations and playing outwith the governance of continental ruling body UEFA in order to increase their income.

The Association of European Professional Football Leagues, which represents 32 leagues, including England, France, Spain, Germany and Italy, said it had "consistently voiced its strong opposition to the creation of any "closed and franchised style" Super League".

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Information regarding that meeting was also included in the "Football Leaks" documents, German magazine Der Spiegel reported.

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