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Premier League and EFL chiefs set for Government meet over lack of bail out deal

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Premier League and EFL chiefs set for Government meet over lack of bail out deal


Premier League chief executive Richard Masters will have to explain to MPs why they have not agreed a bail out package with the EFL.

EFL chairman Rick Parry and Masters have both been called in by the DCMS Committee next Tuesday over the delay over reaching a financial agreement with Championship, League One and Two clubs.

Department of Culture Media and Sport chair Julian Knight warned the stand-off “cannot go on” as the two leagues must sort out their differences with the Government warning football must sort itself out.

It comes after months of agreements with the EFL rejecting the Premier League’s last offer of £50m which remains on the table, although the top flight clubs have now extended the help offer to Championship cubs. The EFL will vote on the new offer on Thursday but are likely to reject it.



EFL chief Rick Parry will meet with MPs to discuss bail out options
EFL chief Rick Parry will meet with MPs to discuss bail out options

Chair of the DCMS Committee Julian Knight MP said: “Many of our football clubs are already facing a precarious future yet they are being put at further risk because the football authorities who should be showing real leadership have reached a place of stalemate.

“The government has made it clear that it won’t step in. A deal must be reached before it’s too late, the loss of any club will leave a gaping hole in its community.

“We’re calling in football chiefs next week to put their case in public in an attempt to break the deadlock between the Premier League and EFL, it cannot go on.”

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Premier League chief Richard Masters has failed to strike a deal with Parry and the EFL
Premier League chief Richard Masters has failed to strike a deal with Parry and the EFL

Meanwhile, Premier League clubs are also under pressure to do a U-turn over pay-per-view games at their meeting Thursday.

The 20 clubs will meet to discuss coming up with a solution after the Government and fans also urged them to do a rethink over the £14.95 scheme to show extra games.

It has caused a huge backlash and some embarrassing viewing figures but, after buying themselves some time last week, they are under pressure to make a final decision.





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