UEFA are reportedly set to spare Liverpool a two-year ban from European football after positive meetings over the last two weeks.
ESPN state clubs still involved with the proposed European ‘Super League’ could be hit with a hefty suspension, but those who have reversed their involvement could be let off.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and Milan are the only teams still technically involved, after the other eight – including Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea – dropped out.
Within 48 hours of the initial proposal, the European ‘Super League’ was effectively no more, with sides falling like dominoes following a strong backlash from the wider football community.
The Premier League have already taken steps to prevent their biggest outfits forming or joining a breakaway league in the future by introducing a new charter all clubs need to agree upon.
As confirmed in a statement on their official website, the guidelines are as follows…
• Additional rules and regulation to ensure the principles of the Premier League and open competition are protected
• A new Owners’ Charter that all club owners will be required to sign up to, committing them to the core principles of the Premier League
• Breaches of these rules and the Charter will be subject to significant sanctions
• Enlisting the support of Government to bring in appropriate legislation to protect football’s open pyramid, principles of sporting merit and the integrity of the football community