Eder: ‘Suning can pay us if they sell their bus’

Former Inter and Italy striker Eder jokes about Suning: ‘They can pay us if they sell the bus.’

Eder had joined Jiangsu Suning from Inter in 2018 and left the Chinese club this past March to join Sao Paulo.

Inter owners Suning dissolved Jiangsu’s teams ‘at all levels’ back in February. Many payments are still pending, including those due to some of their former footballers, including Eder.

“At least, if they sell their bus, perhaps they can pay what’s due,” the former Italy striker wrote on Twitter.

Back in March, Eder denied he ever released an interview where he said Suning: “disrespect all employees and players and are all liars.”


Inter: Zhang planning future amid economic uncertainty

According to reports in Italy, Steven Zhang will return to Italy next week, but many questions about Inter’s future remain unanswered.

Inter were one of the 12 European clubs that announced the Super League on Sunday.

However, the project lasted just a couple of days as the Nerazzurri announced their withdrawal from the project on Wednesday.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter President Steven Zhang will return to Italy next week to begin talks with the club’s executives and with Antonio Conte.

The paper reports it’s difficult to plan the summer transfer window and the same is true of any other club in Europe and Italy.

There are no signs that top players will leave, but Zhang would need to present his project for the future to Antonio Conte and Inter’s executives.

Zhang doesn’t want to sell a majority stake in the club and is looking for a financial partner who can help the club with a €250m cash injection.

On the contrary, according to Tuttosport, a top player could leave the club in the summer trying to solve their financial situation.

Conte, in fact, wants at least three new signings to make a step forward in Europe.

As per Tuttosport, the coach wants a new left-back, a centre forward and a centre midfielder, but La Gazzetta dello Sport reports the former Chelsea tactician hasn’t made any transfer request since last summer, given the club’s difficult economic situation.


Serie A clubs can sue Agnelli

Serie A clubs can sue Andrea Agnelli who negotiated the entry of an investment fund incompatible with the Super League, while plotting the new European elite tournament.

Agnelli was one of the leading architects of the Super League and was supposed to be its vice president.

He stepped down as ECA President after the Super League was announced on Sunday, but he now finds himself in an embarrassing situation both in Europe and Italy.

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin called him a liar, and the relationship between the two has dramatically collapsed.

Things don’t look any better for Agnelli domestically.

The Old Lady’s President was one of the members of the commission that negotiated the entry of investment fund CVC Capital Partners in the Lega Serie A.

The agreement would be worth €1.2 billion, but the deal collapsed as Agnelli reportedly changed his mind on the project. Why?

Because apparently, CVC Capital Partners wanted to include a clause in the deal that would prevent Serie A clubs from backing any other European competition that would have decreased the value of Serie A.

Serie A has then lost potential financing of €1.2 billion, and according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Italian clubs could decide to sue the Old Lady’s Chairman.

A Lega Serie A meeting is scheduled for today.

Super League LIVE: reactions and what we know so far

Andrea Agnelli announced the Super League can no longer progress after the withdraw of the six Premier League clubs, and the pressure is now mounting over Juventus’ President.

The six Premier League clubs pulled out of the Super League last night and were followed by Inter and Milan, leaving the three La Liga giants and Juventus alone.

The Super League has released a statement 48 hours after its initial announcement, declaring they will “reconsider the most appropriate steps to reshape the project.”

Andrea Agnelli released interviews with Il Corriere dello Sport and La Repubblica, insisting FIFA and UEFA are not facing any economic risks and suggesting he is firmly at the helm of Juventus.

The pressure is mounting over the Old Lady’s Chairman, who is still serving as the Super League vice president. Manchester United’s Ed Woodward was covering the same role but resigned as Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman yesterday.

According to reports in England, Agnelli is considering resigning, but Juventus deny Agnelli has stepped down.

There have been plenty of reactions from players, fans and clubs over the last few hours, but today will be another day full of news and updates.

Follow them on the LIVEBLOG.


Super League: exit clauses revealed as question remains unanswered

According to a leaked document reported by The Financial Times, the remaining Super League clubs could sue those who are quitting, but a question remains unanswered.

The newspaper reports a leaked document revealing the Super League clubs ‘would have faced financial liabilities worth hundreds of millions for leaving the breakaway competition once it began’.

The Super League has collapsed only days after the announcement, as the football world protested the attempt to redraw European competitions.

The newspaper reveals three major points in a leaked document designed to lock Europe’s top teams into the Super League.

The initial 12 founding clubs – including Juventus, Milan and Inter – had agreed ‘exit clauses designed to keep them in the competition once the money was raised to fund this project’.

The Financial Times writes that the leaked document confirms the clubs ‘agreed not to abandon their new competition before June 2025, and thereafter would have to issue notice to leave at least a season in advance’.

If any clubs then decided to leave, the report reveals ‘they would have been liable to pay back money received from an initial infrastructure grant’.

The expected 15 founding clubs had intended to share €3.25bn, financed by JP Morgan Chase, and the newspaper reveals the ones leaving the competition would have to pay back their share.

The report claims the ‘exit clauses appear to be dependent on money flowing to the teams, which has not happened’ as the competition was announced only a few days ago.

Inter were the first Italian side to withdraw from the breakaway tournament officially and the leaked document claims the remaining clubs could sue the participants withdrawing from the competition.

It’s maybe no coincidence Juventus and Milan didn’t explicitly say they pull out of the competition in their official statements.

As the report points out, it remains unclear what liabilities the clubs face when choosing to withdraw, which remains the big unanswered question about the Super League.