posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 12:46 PM
Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have the potential to become the world's three richest clubs in two years' time - ahead of even Real Madrid, a
report has revealed.
United have retained their position at the head of the Deloitte Football Money League for the eighth year in a row, with an annual income of
172million for the 2003-04 season.
While second-placed Real closed the gap, with an income of 156.3 million, and AC Milan are in third spot, Chelsea have climbed from 10th place to
fourth in the space of just 12 months, on 143.7 million.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are also on the up, with the opening of their new 60,000-capacity Emirates stadium in the summer of 2006 set to revolutionise
their income levels thereafter.