THE Premier League’s “Big Six” are in line to receive an even bigger slice of prize money, a report claims.
England’s top flight operates on a system of 1.6:1 and Manchester City last season took £161.3million in prize money for winning the league.
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Southampton, who finished bottom and were relegated to the Championship, received £100.3m.
But according to the Daily Telegraph, this format could now be ripped up and the Big Six stand to profit under a revised model.
The report claims from the 2025-26 season, Premier League prize money is set to be distributed via a 1.8:1 ratio.
It would pave the way for potentially tens of extra millions going to the league’s biggest sides.
The revised “calibration” is down to the Consumer Prices Index and the international growth of the Premier League.
This comes just days after Everton were hit with a ten-point deduction for breaching Premier League profit and sustainability rules.
As a result, it plunged the Toffees into 19th and facing a relegation battle.
Everton confirmed they will appeal the verdict in the strongest possible way.
The report does add that a higher rate of inflation could mean smaller clubs get a more favourable rate next season.
All Prem clubs are preparing to radically change the league on Tuesday when they are due to vote on a New Deal For Football.
The EFL is due to get an extra £130m in funding – but the exact nature of how that money is made up remains undecided.
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