THE Big Six have accepted Prem fines of just over £3.5m each for their part in the breakaway plot.
But Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs and the two Manchester giants have agreed they would face £25m fines AND 30-point deductions if they joined any future rebel scheme.
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The decision, likely to be fiercely contested by the 14 clubs left out of the coup attempt, is League chief Richard Masters’ attempt to draw a line under the debacle.
Masters, who enlisted the backing of PM Boris Johnson to help foil the breakaway in the space of 48 tumultuous hours, dismissed all calls for points deductions for the Six.
He also recognises that, for all their plotting, the Big Six remain the driving force of the Prem’s global success story.
And by getting them to sign up to future draconian penalties, Masters and fellow League bosses believe they have put the Super League genie back in the bottle for ever.
The punishment, due to be confirmed later today, comes as part of a package put together by the Prem and the FA.
It also follows the Big Six agreeing to accept Uefa’s punishment for their parts in the abortive plot.
All six accepted up-front Uefa fines of £1.44m, plus five per cent – potentially a further £6m – of their next season’s earning from the Champions League, Europa League or, in the case of Tottenham, Europa Conference League.
In addition, they agreed to pay a staggering further fine of £87m if they joined any future breakaway, or £43.5m if they merely committed to any such new league.
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Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are the only teams that have yet to formally withdraw from the European Super League.
It has been claimed that the three sides could face a two-year ban from the Champions League as a result.
The trio are refusing to back down, as they believe that Uefa has violated European Union competition law in seeking to block it.
Though Uefa issued a stern response vowing to defend their position ‘robustly’.
A statement read: “Uefa takes note of the announcement by the European Court of Justice of the referral from a Madrid court on the so-called European Super League, notwithstanding the withdrawal of nine of its founding member clubs.
“Uefa is confident in its position and will defend it robustly.”