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Clarets chief wants parachute action

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Burnley chairman Barry Kilby is considering a legal challenge to the Premier League over so-called ´parachute payments´ which he claims are an "illegal subsidy".

Kilby is preparing a potential case against top-flight officials after alleging relegated clubs are given an unfair financial advantage over longer-standing Coca-Cola Championship teams.

Charlton, Sheffield United and Watford will each receive £6.8million this year and next year after failing to avoid the drop, while next season the three relegated teams will each be handed £24million, spread over two years.

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