Plans are underway to throw Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid out of this season’s UEFA Champions League, following their involvement in the newly formed European Super League (ESL).
This was revealed by UEFA executive committee member and Danish FA chairman Jesper Møller.
In a development that has ripped the football world, 12 top European clubs, which include Chelsea, Madrid and City, on Sunday night announced the formation of the Super League which will rival the Champions League and kick off in August this year.
The 2020-2021 version of the UEFA Champions League has reached the semi-final stage with the first leg scheduled for Tuesday, April 27 when Chelsea is currently supposed to play Madrid and PSG is on course to face Manchester City.
Should the three breakaways be removed it remains to be seen how UEFA would handle the remainder of this competition.
Additionally two further members of the breakaway group, Arsenal and Manchester United remain in the UEFA Europa League semifinals and are scheduled to face off against Villarreal and Roma respectively.
And Møller told Danish outlet DR Sport that he expects the members of the breakaway group who remain in this season’s Champions League to be removed from the competition.
“[Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea] are going out, and I expect that to happen on Friday,” Møller said.
“And then you have to see how to finish the Champions League.
“There must be one extraordinary executive committee meeting on Friday. I have an expectation that the 12 clubs will be thrown out.”
Earlier on Monday UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin vowed to use all the tools and sanctions at his disposal to fight back against the 12 teams who announced their plans to join the Super League.
Also, fans, players and governments across Europe have expressed discontent with the move, which is set to forever change structure and appeal of the beautiful game.