Kavah Solhekol has suggested on Sky Sports News that the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal are likely to avoid points deductions despite trying to breakaway and form a European Super League.
Arsenal and Liverpool were announced as founder members of the new league earlier this week, only to withdraw upon fierce backlash.
The 14 Premier League clubs who didn’t sign up to the competition have protested vociferously against the ‘big six’.
But it seems that any punishments handed out will not impact on Jurgen Klopp or Mikel Arteta’s squad.
Instead it could be that Arsenal and Liverpool’s executives are forced to pay the price.
“Okay, so we’re talking about punishments. Will there be points deductions? Will there be fines? Will there be a transfer window,” he said.
“What I’ve been hearing just in the last half hour or so is this is the process that’s being followed at the moment.
“The Premier League are trying to establish if any rules have been broken by these clubs because they signed a letter of intent to join a non recognised league.
“The mood I’m being told amongst the 14 clubs is to punish individuals not punish the six clubs because the feeling is if you punish the six clubs with a point deduction or something like that, you’re actually punishing the fans and they’re blameless in this.
“The 14 clubs don’t want to punish the fans of these six breakaway clubs they want to punish the people responsible.
“The kind of people we are speaking about are the CEO’s of these clubs.
“Certain executives from these six breakaway clubs are going to be banned from attending Premier League meetings.
“I’m being told how can we trust a word these CEO’s say again?”
That news is likely to come as a relief to both Arsenal and Liverpool supporters, who are likely to be delighted their sides now seem unlikely to be affected by the punishments on the pitch.
Vinai Venkatesham has already been asked to step down at Arsenal, the London Evening Standard have reported.
Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward has also resigned since the fall out over the ESL.