‘We are not the only ones who are concerned’

On Sunday, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced the cancellation of a scheduled meeting in Milan with Premier League champions Chelsea due to a lack of cooperation with the company.

“The decision of the FAI is not in line with the interests of all parties concerned,” said FIGC president Roberto Di Matteo in a statement on Sunday, adding that the Premier League is not involved in the issue.

“In addition to the Football League, the other professional football leagues are also not participating in the meeting,” he added.

“As such, we cannot take part in the upcoming meeting.”

A UEFA spokesperson later said: “The FAI cannot provide the necessary information in order to confirm the cancellation.

We are not responsible for this.”

Chelsea have confirmed the cancellation, and tweeted that “We are sorry for the inconvenience.

We do not comment on individual cases.”

In response to the cancellation on Sunday the Premier Association, which represents the clubs, issued a statement saying that the league is “totally aware of the situation”.

“The Premier League has been in regular contact with the club, FAI and all stakeholders over the past few weeks,” it said.

“We fully support the FAF’s decision.”

“The current state of the water treatment works and the ongoing water supply issues with the Premier Leagues has left the club with no option but to cancel the meeting.”

However, Di Matteos statement did not name any of the Premier league’s players.

“There has been no communication between the club and the Premier clubs in terms of the issues,” he said.

It is unclear when the meeting will take place, or if any of its participants will be able to attend.