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Football Money League: what it means for Man Utd and Arsenal

How the Premier League is dominating this year's Deloitte rich list

Real Madrid and Barcelona remain top of football's rich list, but Premier League clubs dominate the latest Deloitte Football Money League and are expected to knock the Spanish clubs off their perch once the effects of a mammoth new TV deal come into play.

The top 20 features nine Premier League sides, with 17 in the top 30.

There are three Spanish clubs in the top 30 and the same number from Germany. Five Italian sides are on the list, although Juventus are the best-placed Serie A team in tenth. Paris Saint-Germain are the only French side, but they are in fourth place overall, and the top 30 is finished off by Turkish side Galatasaray in 21st place.

Five English clubs feature in the top ten. Manchester United are the top-earning Premier League side but fell to third in the list this year after missing out on the Champions League last season. Manchester City are three places behind them in sixth. Arsenal, in seventh place, have leapfrogged Chelsea in eighth and Liverpool remain ninth.

The figures cover the 2014-15 season and do not feature the revenues from the Premier League's £8bn TV deal that comes into play from next season.

"Every side that has been in the Premier League for the past two seasons (17) is now in the top 30 biggest earners in world football, with only those promoted and relegated last year left on the sidelines," says the Daily Telegraph. "It is now all but inevitable that, come the end of next season – figures for which will be published in the 2018 Money League – all 20 Premier League teams will be inside that top 30."

How did the English clubs fare?

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