No breakaway as Euro Super League report is dismissed

Date published: Wednesday 2nd March 2016 4:17

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Officials from Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea did not discuss starting a European Super League when they met in London on Tuesday.

Reports have emerged that officials from the Premier League giants held a meeting with American billionaire Stephen Ross – the owner of Miami Dolphins NFL team.

Ross’ organisation is behind the International Champions Cup series, which sees a number of Premier League clubs take on other leading sides from across Europe in showpiece matches, often held as pre-season tournaments around the globe.

Photographs of club officials leaving a meeting at the Dorchester Hotel together prompted speculation that another attempt could be made to form a continental league competition but an Arsenal spokesman, while confirming a meeting took place, told Press Association Sport: “We are strongly opposed to any breakaway.

“Not Arsenal, nor any clubs at the meeting, are seeking changes to the Premier League and European landscape and no conversations surrounding displacing the Premier League or starting a European Super League took place.

“Discussions were primarily around the ICC and formats of European competitions that would compliment the existing Premier League.”

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