Chelsea and Manchester City are said to be ‘losing their nerve’ over the widely criticized plans and could back out of the European Super League.
Supporters have been almost unanimous in their horror at the new competition, which could see teams banned from their domestic leagues and players banned from playing for their country.
However, as Jamie Carragher predicted that clubs might be questioning their own intentions with pressure building on the owners of Arsenal, Man United, Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea.
The Mail claim that two Premier League clubs are ‘close to losing their nerve’ amid the pressure, with cracks beginning to appear only days after the official announcement.
The teams could cause a chain reaction of withdrawals should they choose to opt out, which would prove to be a big blow to Perez and his new colleagues.
Chelsea and Manchester City are said to be the least committed of the six English clubs and pressure is continuing to increase for them to walk away.
The Real Madrid president said on Spanish TV show El Chiringuito de Jugones: “Whenever there is a change, there are always people who oppose it. We are doing this to save football at this critical moment.
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“Audiences are decreasing and rights are decreasing and something had to be done. We are all ruined. Television has to change so we can adapt.
“Young people are no longer interested in football. Why not? Because there are a lot of poor quality games and they are not interested, they have other platforms on which to distract themselves.”
Although James Milner and Patrick Bamford were among those to speak against the new league, Jurgen Klopp took time to question Neville’s comments on their anthem.
After his words, the pundit replied: “When I was initially reacting last night, I mentioned ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.
“It wasn’t in a disrespectful way to Liverpool and maybe in the past I’ve done that, but not last night.
“My intentions last night were around the fact that the two most successful football clubs in this country should have high standards of integrity.”