Premier League Clubs Expect to Pay Rebate on Broadcast Rights Due to Pandemic

The 20 clubs of the English Premier League, some of the richest in world soccer, are preparing to refund tens of millions of dollars to broadcasters this year, even if they manage to complete their pandemic-interrupted season.

Manchester United became the first to confirm the plan publicly on Thursday, saying it expected to pay a £20 million ($24.45 million) rebate on broadcast rights due to the season’s suspension in mid-March. With the other 19 teams on the hook for similar...