Olsson: G14 are creating smokescreen

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UEFA´s chief executive Lars-Christer Olsson has claimed the G14 group of top Europe clubs still harbour ambitions of breaking away from the Champions League.

Olsson believes that G14´s insistence they are not interested in forming a rival to the Champions League is "a smokescreen". And he warned that football should take G14´s claims for more than 1billion euros (£740million) in compensation "very seriously".

In a column for PA Sport, Olsson said: "G14 are always insisting they are not going to form a breakaway competition from the Champions League but nevertheless they have changed their statutes to say that they can now organise their own competitions."

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