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JP Morgan to finance breakaway Super League

FILE PHOTO: Workers are reflected in the windows of the Canary Wharf offices of JP Morgan in London September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Neil Hall

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - JP Morgan on Monday said that it was financing the new breakaway Super League, announced by 12 of Europe’s biggest soccer clubs on Sunday.

A spokesman for JP Morgan said in an email that its involvement with the new league which has been set up as a rival to UEFA’s Champions League and includes clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Reporting by Scott Murdoch, writing by Simon Evans,; editing by Louise Heavens

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