German outlet Der Spiegel
It is said that plans to birth said super league came about in 2016 while FIFA was in turmoil. Back then, football's governing body seemed leaderless, with multiple searches and arrests having taken place, while both FIFA and UEFA heads Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini relinquished their posts amid accusations of corruption.
BREAKING NEWS: Leaked documents claim that top teams are working to form a European Super League. Aagreement could be signed as early as this month— World Soccer Talk (@worldsoccertalk) November 2, 2018
Clubs include Real Madrid, Barca, Man Utd, Juve, Chelsea, Arsenal, PSG, Man City, Liverpool, Milan, Bayernhttps://t.co/I8oxHhcplv
Football Leaks claim that unearthed documents show that Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal
So here is the first of the new #FootballLeaks stories from @EICnetwork : a suggestion that 11 European clubs have been negotiating to form a Super League. 5 Premier League clubs included. pic.twitter.com/Hq5hQLT71s— Dan Chapman (@DanFullContact) November 2, 2018
"Today, in November 2018, the Super League idea appears to have fresh impetus: According to the draft of a confidential term sheet that Real Madrid received just a few days ago from a consulting firm, 16 top clubs are to sign a document to establish such a league. According to the document, the league would begin operating in the 2021 season. One of the 16 clubs named in the document is FC Bayern Munich."
The information is said to have stemmed from an email sent by head of Bayern's legal department Michael Gerlinger to International law firm Cleary Gottlieb on February 3, 2016.
Gerlinger sought to find out whether Bayern could pull out of the Bundesliga and whether such a thing would affect the status of their players in their respective national teams.
Die Roten, along with the other 10 "founding clubs" - per the document - would register a company in Spain to "market, organise and execute" what would be called a European Super League, an entity under their full control.