Premier League clubs are ready to declare war against Liverpool and Manchester United.
The Zoom meeting of the 20 clubs is set to be the angriest in Premier League history with tensions running high over the secret Project Big Picture coup.
The Premier League six are facing a full scale revolt and a barrage of criticism after:
Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, United and Liverpool fan groups put together their jointly signed statement calling for the secret plan to be scrapped immediately.
The statement read: “By floating this latest plan, those behind it are acknowledging football needs to be reformed. It’s something we have been saying for many years. There are some suggestions in this plan that have merit.
“But we are totally opposed to concentrating power in the hands of six billionaire owners and departing from the one club, one vote and collective ethos of the Premier League. This part of the proposal must be dropped immediately if other elements are to be given serious consideration.”
That will come as a huge embarrassment to Liverpool and United who drove the talks with EFL chairman Parry while the other four clubs took part in the secret talks.
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“Tensions have never been so high and everyone wants to know the truth on this one and exactly who has been involved and to what extent,” said one Premier League chief executive.
It is also understood the Premier League are furious with the EFL, relations are at an all time low and chances are fading of a bail out agreement to help crisis-hit League One and Two clubs.
But that comes despite Gillingham chairman Paul Scally insisting Premier League bosses have offered just £25m – when the EFL are asking for £250m.
Scally told Mirror Sport: “When you consider the clubs have just spent £1.2billion in the transfer window and they’ve offered £25m for the whole of the Premier League. It was dismissed out of hand.”
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