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Premier League ‘Big Six’ ponder next move over share of TV monies

The six richest Premier League clubs do not believe their bid for a bigger slice of overseas TV money is over despite losing a ballot on the issue.

It had been thought no vote was taken on the proposal to divide 35% of the overseas pot based on league places, as chief executive Richard Scudamore knew there was little chance of it passing.

However, it is now understood Scudamore sought views from club representatives.

The actual numbers for and against were not announced.

It is understood, however, that the proposal, which was put to clubs at a meeting on 4 October, did not get the two-thirds majority required for it be carried.

The so-called 'Big Six' clubs - Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea - are known to be unhappy at the outcome and are considering their next move.

Ian Ferris
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