THE Premier League are losing the battle to prevent a behemoth new European Super League — being proposed by the Continent’s top clubs.Latest plans set out a ten-match group stage in a 32-team league, in a blueprint laid out to the European Club Association.2 English clubs have done well out of big revenues from both the Premier League and Champions LeagueCredit: AP:Associated Press2 ECA and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli is one of the proponents of the European Super LeagueCredit: Getty Images – GettyAccording to the Mail, the ECA have rejected the idea of four groups of eight teams and now want to go for one big league instead, with the top eight qualifying for a knock-out stage automatically.The next 16 teams would then have to jump into a play-off, with eight progressing to the next round.Premier League bosses would see a new European Super League as a massive threat to their £9billion cash cow.SunSport revealed in August how the ECA’s proposal could lead to the extinction of the League Cup and 21 games would be needed to win the competition.But those numbers have been cut to either 17 or 19 games — depending on whether teams qualify automatically from the group stages.The ECA also want to play games on weekends, something the Premier League is fiercely against, because of the broadcast revenues generated by prime-time matches.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneECA and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli is one of the architects of the European football upgrade.He has warned that constantly turning down proposals “is not healthy”.BT Sport have exclusive rights to the Champions League in the UK and paid £1.2bn to do so for 2021 to 2024. Martin Keown shuts down taunting Jake Humphrey as he explains he was late for BT Sport duties due to tragic suicide
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