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UEFA open investigation into Man City over alleged Financial Fair Play breaches


UEFA have opened an investigation into Manchester City over alleged violations of Financial Fair Play.

A statement from European football’s governing body read: “The Investigatory Chamber of the independent UEFA Club Financial Control Body has today opened a formal investigation into Manchester City FC for potential breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

“The investigation will focus on several alleged violations of FFP that were recently made public in various media outlets.

“UEFA will make no further comments on the matter while the investigation is ongoing.”

The Blues were previously found to have breached FFP rules by UEFA in 2014.

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It resulted in City paying a £49million fine, £32million of which was suspended, and going into the 2014-15 Champions League campaign with a reduced squad.

The FA are also looking into claims City made a banned £200,000 payment to the agent of Jadon Sancho when the Borussia Dortmund winger was just 14.

UEFA’s investigation comes after a series of claims published in German newspaper Der Spiegel based on leaked documents surrounding the alleged FFP breaches.

The body say they will make no further comment while the investigation is ongoing.

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