All 20 Premier League clubs have been asked for a £250,000 contribution so that the league’s outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore can be given a £5m farewell gift.
The clubs were asked for the money before a meeting on Tuesday.
It is expected they will agree to Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck’s request.
Scudamore, 59, who is reportedly paid £2.5m per season, is stepping down next month after 19 years at the organisation.
The league’s UK television rights were valued at around £670m when he joined, and the last deal was worth £5.14bn.