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Inter Milan abandon the Super League

La COPE reports can be confirmed by AS - a clause in the contract allows them to leave the project. They are the only club which isn't bound by the contract.

Inter Milan abandon the Super League

Cadena COPE have reported that Inter Milan will abandon the European Super League by triggering a release clause written into their contract which enables them to leave. Diario AS can confirm that Inter has certain conditions which determine whether they can enter the project or leave it.

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Inter is the only club out of the 12 founding Super League members which can make use of an exit clause. The reasons why Inter signed an escape clause have not come to light, but it could be related to the instability of the club or plans to sell it at a later date.

The rest of the clubs remain contractually linked to the project - not just the three that have publicly stated their intention to press ahead with it: Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus. The other eight clubs, apart from Inter, all signed contracts which bind them to the Super League - in spite of having released statements detaching themselves from the project just hours after Super League plans were announced in April last year.

Apart from being forced to pay a substantial 'break-up fee' to leave the Super League, any clubs seeking to depart the project must also gain permission to do so from the other founding members. That makes it complicated for any of the clubs to leave. If that wasn't the case, the Premier League clubs, the first to announce that they were backing out, would have signed exit clauses in their contracts.

In the meantime, those in charge of the Super League are pressing ahead with the project in spite of the fierce backlash at yesterday's Financial Times Business Forum in London. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin and LFP chief Javier Tebas launched scathing attacks on the breakaway clubs and even went as far as comparing the project with Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Agnelli's comments suggest that the project remains alive. The original format of the tournament will be modified, once the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has studied the case against UEFA and reached a verdict.