The winners of the Europa League will qualify for the following season's Champions League from the 2015-16 season onwards, Uefa has confirmed.
Uefa general secretary Gianni Infantino announced the rule change which aims to make the second-tier European tournament more attractive to clubs.
Infantino did not confirm the full details, but it is understood that Europa League winners and Champions League winners will no longer take a place from the domestic leagues if they finish outside of the Champions League qualifying spots.
Chelsea won the Europa League in Amsterdam last week
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