The two leagues, along with the Football Association, are involved in ongoing talks over a 'New Deal For Football' covering financial distribution, cost controls, calendar issues and work permits. Masters and EFL chairman Rick Parry both told the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee on Tuesday that they hoped a deal could be in place for next season, and set out where there was agreement but also what the sticking points still were - chiefly parachute payments. Parry has previously stated the EFL is seeking a 25 per cent share of pooled broadcast revenue, and while Masters did not comment on any figures, he did confirm the idea of putting the revenue together was part of the Premier League's proposal to the EFL.
Roy Hodgson wants his Crystal Palace side not to scared of failure ahead of his first match since returning to the club and asked the Eagles fans for their backing in the upcoming Premier League scrap. The 75-year-old former England manager, who was in charge of the Eagles between 2017 and 2021, last week returned to Selhurst Park on a contract until the end of the season following the sacking of Patrick Vieira.
The Gunners defender was not one of the 25 names called up on Tuesday morning to face Brazil in April’s inaugural Women’s Finalissima at Wembley.