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Football Leaks: Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal And Manchester City Allegedly Involved In Plans For A European Super League

The clubs listed are Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Juventus, AC Milan, and Paris Saint-Germain.

German publication Der Spiegel, via BBC Sport, reported a collection of leaked documents revealed a host of top European clubs, including Liverpool, planned to form a "Super League" in 2021.

It is likely, though, that a Super League would replace the Champions League entirely, though it is not clear how it would affect the participating clubs' domestic and national leagues.

Additional invitees are named as Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Roma and Lyon.

Further details on the Super League from the documents have also been released.

Such talks have reportedly lead to concessions made by UEFA to the clubs for a greater share of the Champions League revenue in order to keep the big sides in the competition. Both Bayern and Rummenigge issued a strenuous denial on Friday.

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Rummenigge says he will consult Bayern's lawyers, but insisted there is no question of the Bavarian giants leaving the Bundesliga to join a super league.

"I also believe that a few of Europe's large clubs are clearly working on it", Watzke said, though he noted that the plans are "not very concrete".

Der Spiegel asserts that the whistleblower who leaked the information to them is called John (not real name), the founder of Football Leaks and neither he nor his associates are hackers.

The Super League will have a group stage and playoff. 'The vote in favour of the reform agreed between UEFA and the ECA was unanimous.' Neither he nor FC Bayern Munich have ever acted to the detriment of the ECA, Rummenigge stated.

We have had constant attempts by clubs in England and Spain, amongst others, who want to play some league matches around the world, to generate even more money. There would also be a knockout round once the league phase is complete.

The documents obtained by Der Spiegel allege that this would allow the new league to avoid running afoul of European law by not closing off the competition entirely.

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