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"What he won't have experienced is the pressure of being a Manchester United forward". To make this possible, Sports Secretary Injeti Srinivas met English Premier League's International Relations Manager Tim Vine during his United Kingdom visit in July and explored the possibility of bringing top English clubs to India, according to a report by The Indian Express.

"Given that the Premier League's rights are up for grabs next year too, Amazon could be a player in this bidding war, which means it may even surpass the previous record deal of over £5 billion secured in 2015".

A report in The Sun claims United will hand their entire first-team squad a bonus of £2million a man if they lift the Premier League title this season - while the same prize fund is on offer if they triumph in the Champions League.

This has been done to utilise facilities developed for under-17 football World Cup in October.

According to a report in the Indian Express, Srinivas revealed that "a number of states have shown a keen interest in hosting Premier League matches". "It's very much on the cards.


I'm not sure", he told Sky Sports News. The fixtures, which are scheduled in June-July just before the start of the new season, are planned nearly a year in advance. Arsenal and Chelsea geared up for their new season in Beijing, Manchester United spent a month in the US, Liverpool travelled to Hong Kong while their cross-town rivals Everton prepared in Tanzania.

Last season, only Ibrahimovic reached double figures in the Premier League, with Juan Mata's six the next best.

The Premier League enjoys a huge following in Asia, including India with many big clubs having their own training academies in the sub-continent. The country's poor football infrastructure is believed to have kept them away from playing their pre-season matches in India.

The report adds that Srinivas also met Nick Tofiluk, the director of UK's Gambling Commission, as the sports ministry plans on legalising online sports betting and is working on laying the groundwork now.

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