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Manchester City could face punishment for breaching UEFA FFP rules



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Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain have breached UEFA’s financial fair play rules, according to reports from BBC.

President of UEFA, Michel Platini revealed earlier that no football clubs will be excluded from European competition, as of now, but the clubs who have failed to meet the criteria are facing sanctions from UEFA.

Michel Platini

The report says UEFA has made settlement offers to all clubs (fewer than 20) that have breached the FFP rules. The decision now rests on City whether to accept the offer made to them or try to negotiate a lesser punishment, which could be in the form of reprimand to a fine or European squad restrictions next term.

We don’t know yet what are the settlement terms offered to the clubs, but UEFA could reveal the outcomes as early as Friday.

Under FFP, losses are limited to £37m (45m euros) over the last two years, while City posted combined losses of £149m for the last two seasons – £97m in 2012 and £51.6m in 2013.

French giants Paris Saint Germain are also one those clubs that have breached the Financial Fair play rules. Although they wiped out their losses with a huge and back-dated sponsorship deal with the Qatar Tourist Authority, Platini says he was unsure whether that sponsorship deal with the related party played by the rules.