English clubs have reportedly held talks about the prospect of a European Super League to replace the Champions League.
The Sun reports that officials from Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea met with American billionaire Stephen Ross to discuss the proposal.
The plans would see the top clubs from across Europe form their own breakaway League to replace the Champions League, thus eliminating the risk of not qualifying.
Both Inter and Milan, two of Italy’s three most popular clubs, have been out of the Champions League for the past few seasons.
Ross hopes to set up the Super League, where the clubs with the biggest reputations would compete, rather than those who finish in the top League positions.
The Sun states that Manchester United and Liverpool are particularly keen on the idea, as both are massive brands but risk missing out on the Champions League.
Consumer polls have named Juventus as the most popular team in Italy, followed by the two Milan clubs.