According to a statement, the Premier League and EFL clubs are “edging closer” to a £900 million deal.

The latest news as talks are being held between the Premier League and EFL over a deal which could impact Aston Villa, Wolves, Birmingham City and West Brom

The Premier League are reportedly “edging closer” to a deal worth around £900m with the English Football League over a six-year proposal.

Talks have been held over a deal amid the Government introducing an Independent Football Regulator. The Premier League are said to be keen to reach a compromise instead of having one imposed on them.

It has previously been reported that EFL chairman Rick Parry is keen on EFL clubs getting a 25 percent share of the Premier League’s pooled broadcast money. According to The Mirror, the new proposal will see clubs get around 21 percent, while not reaching the target, it is said to be around double of the current package.

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Talks are said to have intensified due to the current league position of all three promoted clubs in the Premier League so far this season. Burnley, Sheffield United and Luton Town sit in the bottom three without a win, which shows the gap between the Premier League and Championship.Both Aston Villa and Wolves have won promotion back to the Premier League in the last five years, and managed to secure their place in the division. Wolves won the Championship in 2018, while Villa won promotion through the play-offs a year later. Villa are said to have held talks with the government over the introduction of the new football regulator amid concerns,

For Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion, it’s about trying to replicate that. Albion are one of five clubs in the Championship currently receiving parachute payments, having been relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2020/21 season.

There is said to be a keenness from the EFL to scrap the payments. It is however said that they will remain, but in a different guise.

Commenting on talks taking place between the EFL and Championship, the EFL released a statement on Thursday. “As several important issues are still to be resolved, it was made clear at the meeting that nothing has been agreed with either the Premier League or its clubs,” it read. “As such EFL clubs were not required to vote or take a decision on any matter, but instead held a proactive debate on the current status of the discussions.

“To maintain momentum, the League will now enter into targeted consultation with all EFL clubs in smaller groups, to consider additional context and detail of the proposal. Club views will be collated to inform the discussions with the Premier League which have been ongoing throughout 2023, as we seek a speedy and satisfactory conclusion to improve the financial health of EFL clubs.”

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