Chelsea have reportedly prepared documentation to withdraw from the European Super League proposal.
On Sunday night it was announced that Chelsea are among the controversial plans to form a new European Super League, alongside 11 of Europe’s top clubs.
These included the other Premier League teams, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City, as well as three clubs from Italy and Spain.
The announcement sparked widespread outrage in the football world.
Fans protested the proposal, while pundits expressed displeasure with the deal.
Meanwhile, several football governing bodies have threatened participating clubs and players to ban major tournaments.
Today Blues fans demonstrated outside Stamford Bridge ahead of their game against Brighton and Hove Albion. Hundreds of people gathered outside the ground with banners, preventing the team’s bus from entering.
Now it looks like Chelsea are ready to pull the deal, with BBC reporter Dan Roan reporting on Twitter that they have prepared documents to withdraw from the European Super League.
Manager Thomas Tuchel was asked about the plans during his press conference ahead of tonight’s game.
As quoted by the Evening Standard, the German said: “I’ve known him since yesterday. I am here to be in the toughest competition. That’s why I came here – that’s what I love.
“I don’t get involved in the issues around us. I trust my club to make the right decisions – I think it’s too early to judge. My role is to be a coach and to stay focused. “
For now, Tuchel will focus on the end of the season to secure a place in the top four. He will also have his eye on the FA Cup, having beaten Man City at Wembley to reach the final.
Also read: What Euro 2020 squads could look like without European Super League players.