The 14 Premier League clubs who met in the absence of the so-called ‘big six’ teams said they have “unanimously and vigorously rejected” plans for a European Super League.
Six English clubs - Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham - have all announced their intention to join a new competition with other big teams on the continent.
The remaining 14 clubs along with the FA met today to discuss the proposals.
Premier League’s statement
A Premier League statement said: “The Premier League, alongside The FA, met with clubs today to discuss the immediate implications of the Super League proposal.
“The 14 clubs at the meeting unanimously and vigorously rejected the plans for the competition. The Premier League is considering all actions available to prevent it from progressing, as well as holding those Shareholders involved to account under its rules.
“The League will continue to work with key stakeholders including fan groups, Government, UEFA, The FA, EFL, PFA and LMA to protect the best interests of the game and call on those clubs involved in the proposed competition to cease their involvement immediately.
“The Premier League would like to thank fans and all stakeholders for the support they have shown this week on this significant issue.
“The reaction proves just how much our open pyramid and football community means to people.”
‘A legislative bomb’
The statement comes after Boris Johnson met with the Premier League and FA, and said that “no action is off the table” to stop the proposals.
The Prime Minister was understood to have told the virtual meeting that the Government could “drop a legislative bomb” to prevent the league going ahead as planned, and it should be done “now”.