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City under investigation for FFP breaches

UEFA is investigating Manchester City for alleged breaches of FFP – Financial Fair Play.

That is according to The BBC, with the governing body for the sport in Europe concentrating on apparent violations which have been disclosed by various media outlets, which, without naming names, almost certainly refer to claims made by German newspaper Der Spiegel, based on leaked information.

The paper claims date back to 2013 and are based on the premise that City wiped out an operating shortfall with sleight of hand and creative accounting, against FFP.

This is not the first time that City have been found guilty of breaking the rules. In 2014, they were forced to pay a fine of £49 million – of which £32 million was subsequently suspended – for breaching the regulations.

And, they are also facing a separate investigation by the FA because of a suspected illegal payment to the agent of Jadon Sancho whilst he was still a minor.