Uefa is expecting a staggering increase in income from TV and commercial rights to its new-look Champions League from 2024, up by 40 per cent to more than €5 billion (£4.1 billion) a year.
European football’s governing body had final bids on Friday from four agencies to sell the rights on its behalf across the world, and is expecting income to rise substantially from the €3.6 billion this season.
That will mean a huge increase in money going to clubs in European competitions — particularly the Champions League — and should strengthen Uefa’s hand against the remaining Super League rebels who have gone to court to try to revive the breakaway tournament.
The Champions League brought in €3.6 billion (about £3 billion) in rights income this season, as Chelsea seek to defend their title
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The extra cash should mean a large increase in income for clubs in
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