newMartyn Ziegler, Chief Sports Reporter Some of Europe’s leading clubs have submitted a proposal for a 40 or 48-team Champions League. They have done so to ward off a separate proposal to turn the competition into a largely closed affair, starting each year with four groups of eight teams. Are plans for four groups of eight teams with promotion and relegation now dead in the water? Uefa is now moving away from it with the president Aleksander Ceferin and the finance chairman David Gill both having big misgivings. Who is behind the plan to expand to 40 or 48 teams?
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