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Premier League clubs battling for a top-four finish to reach the Champions League could become a thing of the past, if Europe's powerhouses get their way, the UK Sun reports.


Premier League clubs will be told today (Friday) about plans for a revamp of the Champions League.


And it involves making it increasingly difficult for teams outside of the previous year's edition to qualify.


Juventus president and head of the European Club Association, Andrea Agnelli, is understood to be ramping up the proposal.


It would see changes implemented from 2024, with the current structure of eight groups of four teams changing to four groups of eight teams.


That would mean 14 games in the group stage and a total of 21 fixtures played for the two sides that make it all the way to the final.


And among the ideas is allegedly a system, which would see the top 24 sides from the previous year's competition automatically qualify for the following edition, leaving just eight spots for new teams.

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