Uefa have confirmed that it will not object to Rangers and Celtic joining the English Premier League.
The idea has been put forward by Bolton chairman Phil Gartside who is proposing the formation of a two-tier Premier League, made up of two divisions of 18 teams.
However, Gartside’s idea faces considerable obstacles. For a start, the Premier League, Football Association, the SFA and the Football League would all need to agree. In addition, a number of the bigger clubs would be sure to object as it could affect their income while smaller club’s would fear dropping down to the second tier.
The proposal will need approval of 14 out of the current 20 Premier League chairmen.
Uefa’s stance of non-objection is at odds with previous statements which seem to insist on teams playing within their own borders. However, the Uefa director of communications, William Gaillard, said the matter would be something to be decided between the leagues and associations involved.