The rebel clubs have had another controversial idea (Pictures: Getty Images)

The Premier League’s so-called ‘big six’ reportedly want to bring Celtic and Rangers into English football’s top-flight in a massive overhaul following the collapse of the European Super League.

Just 48 hours after the announcement of the breakaway competition, the six clubs involved – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham – were forced into humiliating U-turns following passionate opposition from fans, players and governing bodies.

However, in many of the statements from the clubs confirming their withdrawals from the Super League, they stressed a need for changes and reforms to the sport.

Despite the backlash over the Super League, the ‘big six’ still want big changes (Picture: Getty)

Now The Sun report that the rebel clubs’ next brainwave is to create a new British league, with Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers merging with the current roster of Premier League clubs.

There are active discussions taking place to bring the Glasgow clubs into English football’s top-flight, but unlike the Super League proposals this idea has not been shot down and has significant support behind the scenes.

Celtic and Rangers would be keen to leave the Scottish Premiership, while the pair’s SPL rivals are happy to wave goodbye as it would dramatically increase their own chances of winning the title and qualifying for the Champions League.

A source told The Sun: ‘Whether or not the Super League was going to happen, we all feel that the Premier League has to be changed and improved.

‘It is time we opened it up to Rangers and Celtic. That would make sense for everyone.’

While the Premier League’s six renegade clubs are facing enormous criticism and calls for further punishment, they feel the appetite for change that has been whipped up could actually help their attempts to reshape the division by introducing the two Scottish clubs.

Rangers, under head coach Steven Gerrard, won their 55th Scottish title (Picture: Getty)

Intriguingly – and unlike the Super League shambles – the report claims a new-look Premier League featuring the Old Firm would be backed by Fifa, Uefa and even the UK government.

However, the ‘big six’ also want to reduce the number of teams in the league from 20 to 18, which means four teams currently playing in the top-flight would need to make way in order for the plans to be realised.


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