Chelsea would turn down an invitation to join an expanded G14 group, the Premier League side’s chief executive Peter Kenyon has confirmed.
“I think European football has changed a lot since the formation of G14,” he told the International Football Arena conference in Zurich.
“Then there was no real dialogue between the clubs and (European governing body) UEFA, now the situation is different. There are a lot of major issues to discuss, and find a resolution to, with UEFA.
“Our position is that the clubs would best be served by a new independent club body working together with UEFA within the framework that has already been set up in co-operation with them,” added Kenyon.
“So if we were to be officially invited to join an expanded G14 I think we would politely decline.”
The G14, which currently represents some of Europe’s leading clubs, announced in September that it would expand from 18 to around 50 members by the end of the year as it looks to strengthen its hand in negotiations with UEFA.