UEFA Champions League semi-finalists Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City are facing expulsion from this season's tournament following their decision to join the European Super League.
Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City could be expelled from the Champions League as early as Friday after the trio announced themselves as three of the 12 clubs that had joined the controversial European Super League.
That is according to UEFA Executive Committee member and current Danish FA chairman Jesper Møller, who revealed that he expects the three sides to be kicked out of the competition by the end of the week.
"[Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea] are going out and I expect that to happen on Friday," Møller told DR Sports. "And then you have to see how to finish the Champions League."
Scroll through the gallery below to see the 12 clubs that have joined the Super League
His comments echo the sentiments shared by UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin, who stressed that the governing body was looking to remove all those clubs who had signed up for the Super League, and were still competing in UEFA competitions, as soon as possible.
"We are investigating it with our legal department, but we will take everyone available sanctions in use and we will inform you as soon as we can," Čeferin said. "My position is that they and their players should be excluded from all tournaments as soon as possible."
Should UEFA succeed in its bid to expel the defectors from its two flagship club tournaments, only Paris Saint-Germain would remain standing in the Champions League, and Manchester United and Arsenal could be booted from the Europa League.