And UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin took aim at the three European giants last month as disciplinary proceedings begun.
“Our disciplinary committee is independent so the moment they start to work on a case, I don’t have a reach or information there,” said Ceferin.
“I don’t know when, if or how the sanctions would be.
“For me what is strange is that you publish you are still part of the Super League and then you send a letter applying to play in the Champions League.
“So you are in Super League but play Champions League. It’s quite hard to understand what they mean.