Chelsea not interested in joining G14, says Kenyon

CHELSEA would reject an invitation to join an expanded G14 group representing some of Europe’s top clubs, the Premier League side’s chief executive Peter Kenyon said yesterday.

“I think European football has changed a lot since the formation of G14,” Kenyon told the International Football Arena conference in Zurich.

“Then there was no real dialogue between the clubs and (European governing body) UEFA, now it’s different.

“Our position is that the clubs would best be served by a new independent club body working together with UEFA within the framework that has already been set up in co-operation with them,” added Kenyon.

“So if we were to be officially invited to join an expanded G14 we would politely decline.”

The G14 plans to expand from 18 to around 50 members by the end of the year to try to resolve differences with soccer’s governing bodies.

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