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Andrea Agnelli Reveals Teams Contacted Him Asking What They Could Do to Join European Super League

Ali Shibil Roshan
Agnelli claims a number of clubs were ready to join the Super League
Agnelli claims a number of clubs were ready to join the Super League / Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

Juventus chairman and European Super League vice-chairman Andrea Agnelli has revealed that 'a number of clubs' contacted him asking what they could do to join the breakaway competition, which is now in tatters, with nine of the 12 founding members having already withdrawn from it.

Premier League's 'Big Six' clubs, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid have already pulled out of the Super League, which they were the founding members of, alongside Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus.

Agnelli has already admitted the Super League cannot go ahead after the majority of its founding members pulled out of it, but the Bianconeri chairman, believed to be one of the key drivers behind the project, claimed a number of clubs were keen to join the league. He, however, did not name any teams.

"I'm not going to say how many clubs contacted me in just 24 hours asking if they could join," Agnelli told Reuters [via Guardian]. "Maybe they lied, but I was contacted by a number of teams asking what they could do to join."

Meanwhile, Juventus have insisted they remain committed to the idea of the Super League, but they believe 'at present there are limited chances that the project be completed in the form originally conceived'.