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Wigan owner predicts PL vote for break-even rule

Wigan owner Dave Whelan believes Premier League clubs will vote for a new break-even rule on Thursday, reports BBC Sport. Under plans which could be introduced next season, clubs would not be allowed to spend more cash than they generate.

Whelan told BBC Sport: "I think the clubs will say break-even is something they want. We could definitely see it."

The rule would mark a major change for the league, with champions Manchester City, for example, having made a £197m loss in their latest set of results.

Premier League clubs made cumulative losses of £361m in 2010-11, the most recent season for which there are complete financial results.

Representatives of the 20 top-flight teams will discuss the issue of financial regulation at one of their regular "shareholder meetings" in London on Thursday.

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