Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham will be asked to pay a combined £22m fine for their aborted involvement in the European Super League, according to reports.
Each of the six teams will be told to hand over just over £3.5m by the Premier League as part of their punishment, with the proceeds going towards the development of grassroots football in England.
It is a relatively modest sum considering some of the threats that were levelled towards United and the other five breakaway clubs, but there is a stark warning if they do choose to join any new Super League venture in the future.
Fines of £20m per club would be issued, while United and the other ‘Big Six’ would be handed a hefty 30 point deduction. Of course, considering the backlash to the original plans, it seems highly unlikely that the Red Devils would be involved in another breakaway league but the punishments outlined will act as an effective deterrent.