Sources: Chelsea, Man City set for Super League exit

Chelsea have decided to begin the process of pulling out of the proposed European Super League, sources have told ESPN’s James Olley.

The development comes ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League match against Brighton on Tuesday at Stamford Bridge.

The reserval is a stunning U-turn for the London club following Sunday’s announcement that it was among 12 of Europe’s biggest football clubs planning to break away from the UEFA Champions League.

Those 12 clubs — Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus — insist the ESL will provide greater financial support for the football pyramid with a planned €10 billion in solidarity payments to non-participating clubs to be distributed over an initial 23-year period.

This is a developing story…