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How much prize money English clubs have made from European competition so far this season with Chelsea banking £80m

CHELSEA and Manchester City are cashing in the most from their European exploits so far this season after making the Champions League semi-finals.

Both have reeled in just shy of £80million after the Blues saw off Porto and City brushed aside Borussia Dortmund in the last eight.

Chelsea have banked £79.8m for their exploits in Europe so far this season while Pep Guardiola's Citizens have netted £76.8m, according to figures from football-coefficient.eu.

Winning in the quarter-finals was worth a cool £10.4m to both sides.

And if they can go one step further and qualify for the 2021 showpiece final it will be worth another £13m for the club's coffers.

If either Chelsea or City lift the trophy they will collect an additional £3.5m but the title would, of course, mean far more.

Liverpool missed the chance to reach the last four after a 0-0 draw against Real Madrid on Anfield sent Jurgen Klopp's men crashing out 3-1 on aggregate.

The 2019 winners still pick up a sizeable cheque worth £60.9m for their efforts.

The riches on offer in Europe's premier competition dwarf the financial benefits of playing in the Europa League - where the rest of the Prem sides find themselves.

Manchester United have the considerable advantage of having dropped down into the tournament courtesy of finishing third in their Champions League group.

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The Red Devils have earned £50.7m worth of prize money as it stands after beating Granada to make the Europa League semi-finals where they will play Roma.

Arsenal are also into the last four having thrashed Slavia Prague 4-0 on Thursday night but the Gunners started the season in the competition and have only chalked up £14.4m in winnings.

Tottenham were humbled by Dinamo Zagreb in the last 16 but still went home with £10.4m.

While Leicester were booted out in the first knockout stage by Slavia Prague and made just £7.7m.

Arsenal and United made £2m for reaching the semis but will be paid £3.9m if they qualify for the final and a further £3.5m if they lift the trophy in Gdansk on May 26.

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