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Barcelona and Real Madrid are said to be planning a renewed bid for a breakaway European Super League.
The Spanish giants, who were frontrunners of a similar proposal back in April, are believed to be working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring their failed project back to life. It's understood that they've received support from Italian titans Juventus too.
They are said to have put together a presentation document which includes 'strategies for reconstruction, the restart and the triumph' of the Super League and have promised a 'bulletproof campaign' against the 'abusive monopoly' that UEFA currently has in place.
This comes only a few months after a similar proposal, which was backed by the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United, apart after significant backlash from fans across Europe.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, regarded by many as the architect behind the scheme, defended his involvement after its collapse, saying a Super League would revitalise football, which he believes is 'dying'.
However, Perez's plans may be thwarted by a lack of support. The six Premier League clubs who supported his initial proposal, as well as AC and Inter Milan and Athletico Madrid, have re-joined the European Club Association, with the agreement lasting until 2023.
The said English clubs will return to The Association this weekend, albeit without a position on its committee. This was stripped off the six after their actions in April.
The association, now headed by PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi, will meet in Geneva but without Madrid's Perez, Barcelona president Joan Laporta and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli in absence.
So whilst the backing may be lacking, the threat of a European Super League still hasn't gone away.
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