The Premier League AGM is set to start on Thursday with a number of topics on the agenda
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 06/06/18 8:16pm
Thursday sees the start of English football's most important meeting of the year – the Premier League AGM.
Sky Sports News understands there will be a variety of topics on the agenda for discussion over the next three days, with the AGM set to run until June 9.
Below, we lay out the topics up for discussion, including the Premier League share, the potential sale of Wembley, the issue over international television rights, an expected winter break, and the influence of agents on transfers.
PREMIER LEAGUE SHARE
Newly-promoted clubs, Wolves, Cardiff and Fulham will receive their official Premier League share - this is the moment they officially become a top flight team.
It is likely that when the clubs take receipt of their share, each one will raise their own Premier League flag at Molineux, the Cardiff City Stadium and Craven Cottage.
Clubs will be updated on the developments surrounding the potential sale of Wembley by the Football Association, before agreeing a collective view on the developments.
In particular, they will ask for clarification on how much of the proceeds will be returned to the national game.
This discussion could prove slightly trickier if Shahid Khan - the man trying to buy Wembley - is sat around the table!
Sky Sports News understands Fulham's chief executive Alastair Mackintosh will be in attendance as the club's representative.
A provisional AGM agenda was drawn up before the play-off finals, which saw Fulham beat Aston Villa in the Championship final.
The Premier League's biggest clubs will try once again to secure a greater share of the cash generated by international TV rights. They narrowly missed out with a similar proposal last October.
The league's 'Big Six' believe they should receive a bigger slice of the international cake as they generate more income beyond the UK and will try to convince 14 of the league's 20 teams to vote with them.
After a decade of negotiations between the Premier League and the FA, Sky Sports News understands England's governing body is expected to confirm in the next fortnight details of a winter break in Premier League fixtures, starting in the 2019-2020 season.
The news comes after FA chief executive Martin Glenn confirmed to FA councillors for the first time that a two-week break was to be implemented.
The break for Premier League teams will be staggered over two weekends, with 10 teams playing one weekend and the other 10 the next weekend, allowing every club a two-week break from competition.
Sky Sports News understands that while no formal regulations will be put in place, clubs have agreed not to use the break as an opportunity for money-making tours abroad.
However, teams will be allowed to travel abroad for warm-weather training.
CURBING INFLUENCE OF AGENTS
The Premier League has had a working group studying the role of agents in English football for the past year.
Clubs will study the group's report before voting on its recommendations. The most likely proposal to be adopted is the banning of dual representation - where an agent acts for both a club and a player during transfer negotiations.
Fantasy Football is back!
Fantasy just got real. Pick your Sky Sports Fantasy Football team for free here.