The European Super League has announced a fresh plan to create a 60-80-team tournament that would replace the Champions League, according to The Telegraph.
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have ‘contacted more than 50 clubs’ in a bid to launch a new European club competition to replace the Champions League.
The project would include a multi-division competition of 60-80 teams with no permanent members and a minimum of 14 games per club, per season.
A22, a company formed to sponsor and assist with the creation of the Super League, has consulted with clubs across Europe since October.
The company’s chief executive Bernd Reichart told German outlet Die Welt: “The foundations of European football are in danger of collapsing.
“It’s time for a change. It is the clubs that bear the entrepreneurial risk in football. But when important decisions are at stake, they are too often forced to sit idly by on the sidelines as the sporting and financial foundations crumble around them.
“Our talks have also made it clear that clubs often find it impossible to speak out publicly against a system that uses the threat of sanctions to thwart opposition.
It’s a new push as Real, Barcelona, and Juventus continue to battle with UEFA, having seen the proposed European Super League collapse two years ago.
The report states the new project is a result of conversations with clubs around Europe on the financial issues they’re facing. It’s claimed that they have ‘focused their attacks’ on the wealth of the Premier League.
They have referenced the dominance of England’s top clubs in the transfer market and the effect that has on other European League with less lucrative television deals.
There are no details yet on how the original 60-80 teams would be constituted or how they would drop out of the competition to make way for new teams.