Man United and Liverpool in talks to set up 'European Premier League'

BREAKING NEWS: Manchester United and Liverpool are key movers in talks to form a £4.6bn European Premier League – involving five English clubs and Europe’s top teams – to begin as soon as 2022

  • Liverpool and Manchester United are in talks over a groundbreaking new league
  • A new report has detailed talks worth £4.6billion for a European Premier League
  • It is believed that FIFA back the proposals which could include five English sides
  • Liverpool and Manchester United have already failed with Project Big Picture 

Just a week after it was revealed they were the driving forces behind Project Big Picture, Liverpool and Manchester United are reportedly in talks to set up a European Premier League.

The league, estimated to be worth £4.6billion, has been revealed by Sky News in another bombshell power-play by England’s two biggest sides to re-shape the face of the game. 

Project Big Picture was dismissed as a possibility with clubs concerned at the level of power clubs such as Liverpool and United would assume under the restructure.  

Manchester United are holding talks to unleash a groundbreaking European Premier League

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are the other English side that are reportedly pushing for the league

The groundbreaking proposals would see more than a dozen teams across England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain become founding members of the new competition. 

There is a provisional date of 2022 for the European Premier League to get underway and as many as five English teams could be involved in it.

Governing body FIFA have reportedly been involved in the talks over the European Premier League.

Real Madrid are expected to make up part of the Spanish contingent in the new competition

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona would join them in a competition among Europe’s elite teams

The 18-team competition is expected to involve fixtures played during the normal European club season. 

A typical league format would follow before the top-performing teams would enter a knockout competition to crown a champion. 

The report goes on to add that prize money for the winning side is expected to be worth hundreds of millions of pounds every single year. 

While there has been no official confirmation of the bold proposals, it is expected that it could arrive before the end of the month.

Along with Liverpool and Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City and Tottenham are seen as other potential candidates for the European Premier League. 

But if the original report is correct, one of the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ would miss out as part of the restructure.   

Current Champions League holders Bayern Munich would lead German representatives

Arsenal and Manchester City are seen as other English candidates to include in the league

News of the European Premier League comes soon after Project Big Picture dominated conversation in the English game. 

Under that proposal, a bailout would have been provided to the English Football League [EFL] but, in turn, more power would be handed to the ‘Big Six’. 

That plans  

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