Chelsea may not be able to leave European Super League due to ‘binding contract’

Chelsea may not be able to leave the European Super League due to a “binding contract”.

The Blues are reportedly looking into ways of opting out of the breakaway league which they had joined alongside 12 teams including fellow Premier League sides Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham.

But fans have reacted furiously, protesting outside Stamford Bridge and threatening to stop the team bus getting in for their clash against Brighton.

This has seen them start to ‘prepare documentation’ to leave the ESL as well as City – but the Telegraph have reported that it may not be that easy for the “Big Six” side.

Chelsea may not be able to walk away from the European Super League due to a ‘binding contract’

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, the architect of the league, has said that

Speaking to Spanish outlet El Chiringuito, he said: “The contract of the Super League is binding. Nobody can leave, we will work all together.

“All the clubs signed the contracts last Saturday, there’s no problem.”

Los Blancos, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus are the other teams in the ESL, with three others reportedly being brought in.

The Blues are ‘preparing documentation’ after protests have swamped Stamford Bridge

But Florentino Perez, the president of the ESL, has said the teams have signed ‘binding contracts’
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