Have Paris Saint-Germain broken Financial Fair Play rules?
Well, UEFA have reopened their case against the French club in September before they were reported by Germany newspaper Der Spiegel, via ‘Football Leaks’ as having fallen foul of FFP for a number of years.
The investigation was originally opened in September 2017 as they looked into PSG’s world-record £200 million signing of Neymar and the loan deal for Kylian Mbappe, which included an obligatory £166 million signing clause.
If PSG are found guilty of spending more than they earn in any given season, they could be excluded from European competitions.
And now, a report from French outlet L’Equipe suggests that Thomas Tuchel’s side are planning to sell either Neymar or Mbappe in the summer because of their financial concerns.
Now that would be a massive blow to the Parc des Princes club.
But is there any truth to it?
Well, according to PSG themselves, no.
They immediately came out and denied L’Equipe’s story by calling the report "erroneous, ridiculous and likely to create great tension" between the paper and the club.”
They went on to question the publication’s "intellectual honesty and ulterior motives."
While there’s a fear of PSG being banned from European competitions, the club’s statement also encouraged their fans to get behind the team ahead of their crucial Champions League match on Tuesday.
"With four days to go until the match in Belgrade in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain invites its community - supporters, partners, former players - to gather more than ever around the red and blue jersey, its players and values and ambitions, that the club will always carry with pride," it said.
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