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The ‘big six’ – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham are searching for a bigger share of the £1bn revenue as they believe their greater popularity means they deserve more.
But any change in the current format would need a two-thirds majority or 14 out of 20 Premier League clubs. Everton, Leicester City and West Ham have indicated they would vote with the big six. However, they are unlikely to win the vote as the other 11 teams seem against it.
They are arguing that the richer clubs already have a financial advantage through their commercial deals and revenue from European competitions. Also, they believe the league’s current relative competitiveness is a big attraction for the Premier League abroad.
All that TV rights revenue is currently equally shared among all 20 Premier League sides, with last season every team earning just over £39m from the league’s over 80 foreign deals.
Under the proposed change, Scudamore wants 35 percent of the income to be distributed based on a team’s league position as ‘merit payments’. Under this