From 2012, Clubs in considerable debt could be thrown out of the Champions league.
From 2012-13 clubs will have to break even - spending only what they earn - if they want to play in the Champions League or Europa League. This would make it harder for clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City as both rely on their owners to pay players' wages and bring in new talent.
Manchester United would also struggle with huge debts totalling more than £700million, as the new rules state that clubs can have debt but only if it is affordable. In fact the majority of the Premier League would fail to meet the new criteria needed to compete in Europe with 14 of the 20 top flight clubs making a loss in 2008.