Manchester City are locked in a row with UEFA that could see them end up being expelled from the Champions League.

After breaching financial fair play regulations, the Citizens were hit with a £50million fine and restrictions to their Champions League squad for next term.

However, the deadline to accept the punishment was on Friday and the case will now be decided by UEFA's financial control body.

According to reports in the Daily Mirror, City are refusing to accept any punishment.

The story also claims that the 2012 Premier League champions have had lawyers building a case against financial fair play for the last three years.

Whilst expulsion from the Champions League is a very real possibility, City will be pointing to the fact that PSG - who have also breached FFP rules - got off with a lesser punishment.

City's Abu Dhabi owners are reportedly prepared to take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Despite attempts to cut losses, City continue to disregard financial fair play, failing to acknowledge the rules in recent annual accounts.

Should the Manchester club be booted from Europe's elite competition, it will be a blow for the club as they look to secure club football's biggest prize.

The decision may also impact on transfer activity this season, with players less keen on joining a club outside of the Champions League.

City can seal the title today with a win over West Ham, while a draw will be good enough for a second Premier League title should Liverpool fail to spectacularly win by 13 goals.

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