Date published: Tuesday 20th November 2018 8:47

president Aleksander Ceferin says a an Super League “will not happen.”

Ceferin and , chairman of the an Club Association that represents more than 200 top teams, have made their positions clear following a report that a leaked document revealed secret discussions taking place over a possible new league competition.

“The Super League will not happen,” Ceferin told BBC Sport. “It is in a way a fiction now or a dream.

And Juventus chairman Agnelli added: “I can confirm we have never seen, never discussed, never been involved in the creation of this document.

“We are fully engaged with in shaping the game going forward.”

Both men insist that ’s leading clubs will remain part of , while also holding plans that could redraw the an football landscape from 2024.

Ceferin said: “We have some ideas. All I can say is that any Super League is out of the question. Participation stays. And everybody will have an opportunity to compete in every an competition.”

A third an competition to run alongside the and is set to be confirmed next month, and Agnelli said: “It will be our duty to safeguard the great heritages of an football, but on the other side I think we are very well aware that we have to safeguard markets, we have to think about upcoming markets.

“We have to think about Poland. We have to think about (countries like) Turkey, we have to think about Russia.

“Fans can rest assured that if we put our hands to making a new product it’s because we want to make sure that fans across engage.”

Ceferin and Agnelli will meet an Commissioner for Sport Tibor Navracsics in Brussels on Tuesday.

“We want to show that our vision of the future of football is, let’s say, similar,” Ceferin said.

“It’s not completely the same. We ( and the ECA) have some disagreements from time to time, but we firmly believe in the an sports model together.

“We think that the an football can go further only if we stay together, unified. If you want to develop football you have to stay together.”


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