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The proposals do not have full backing even within the ‘Big Six,’ as Arsenal, City and Chelsea are said to have “reservations” regarding Project Big Picture, while the 11 remaining Premier League teams – including those who would also benefit from the changes like West Ham – are said to be against it.
There is more support in the EFL, which would stand to gain a significant boost in income, but the Daily Mail reported they remain divided over the issue following meetings involving all 72 clubs on Tuesday.
As for the ‘Big Six’s threat to break away from the Premier League, that could lead to renewed fears over the formation of a European Super League.
In 2018, German outlet Der Spiegel published Football Leaks documents reporting the ‘Big Six’ – minus Spurs – met in 2016 to discuss the formation of a Super League.
It was suggested the five English sides would become founding members of such a division alongside European giants Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Paris Saint-German, and that each of the 11 teams would be immune from relegation.