European Super League row: Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid to be expelled from Champions League by end of week says Danish UEFA chief Jesper Moller
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The reason Manchester City Chelsea and Real Madrid are being singled out is because all three are in the last four of the Champions League with French side PSG.
BREAKING NEWS: European Super League row - Split forms as two of 'big six' English clubs have second thoughtsHowever, unlike PSG, the three clubs, Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid, are all believed to have signed up to abandoning their domestic leagues in favour of a new independent European Super League.
"The clubs must go, and I expect that to happen on Friday," Jesper Moller told Reuters news agency on Monday.
Mr. Moller was reacting to the news that some of Europe's top football clubs are believed to be interested in setting up a European Super League.
It is believed Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City have already signed up and will be joined by teams from Spain and Italy.
The move has been widely criticised by fans, politicins and former footballers.
Disapproving supporters tied a banner reading 'Shame on you - RIP LFC - 1892 to 2021' to railings at Liverpool's stadium Anfield.
Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson said the clubs "must answer to their fans" before proceeding with what he described as a "very damaging" change.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, MP, said: “With many fans, we are concerned that this plan could create a closed shop at the very top of our national game,” he said.
“Sustainability, integrity and fair competition are absolutely paramount and anything that undermines this is deeply troubling and damaging for football.”
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