At least 12 major European clubs, including English clubs Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur, signed up to take part in a breakaway tournament last weekend.
Few of them have issued comments saying that they wish to continue competing in their domestic leagues, but UEFA and FIFA have threatened to ban teams who compete, potentially leading to teams leaving their own leagues.
“I don’t like the look of these proposals, and we’ll be consulted about what we can do,” Johnson said while on a visit to Gloucestershire.
“We are going to look at everything that we can do with the football authorities to make sure that this doesn’t go ahead in the way that it’s currently being proposed.
“I don’t think that it’s good news for fans, I don’t think it’s good news for football in this country.
“These clubs are not just great global brands — of course they’re great global brands — they’re also clubs that have originated historically from their towns, from their cities, from their local communities.
“They should have a link with those fans, and with the fanbase in their community. So it is very, very important that that continues to be the case.”