Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government is “exploring every possibility, including legislative options”, to stop the proposed European Super League.
Speaking after talks with officials from football’s governing bodies, Johnson said “no action is off the table”, in seeking to block the formation of the league.
Fans’ representatives also joined the call with Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, which came as the backlash against the proposed European Super League continues.
Six Premier League clubs (Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham) plus three each from Spain and Italy, are planning to start a 20-team midweek league, from which none of them could be relegated.
Following Tuesday’s talks, a Number 10 statement said: “The prime minister confirmed the government will not stand by while a small handful of owners create a closed shop.
“He was clear that no action is off the table and the government is exploring every possibility, including legislative options, to ensure these proposals are stopped.”
Sky Sports News reporters Bryan Swanson and Kaveh Solhekol have been trying to gauge the mood inside the ‘Big Six’ breakaway clubs – as opposition to the planned European Super League continues to mount
Downing Street has not ruled out stopping players from clubs involved in the breakaway European Super League from getting work visas – or withdrawing police funding for match days.
Downing Street also said Mr Johnson expressed “solidarity” with…