The Telegraph have reported that UEFA is set to punish two of the biggest spenders in European football.
The paper claims that Manchester City will be unable to register a full 25-man squad for Champions League matches next season and will face financial sanctions, having broken FFP rules. City have the right to refuse these sanctions, but they might face even greater ones if they do so, as the case would be brought in front of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) adjudicatory chamber.
This is hardly surprising, given the £1billion spending spree undertaken by the Citizens since Sheikh Mansour bought the club. Paris-Saint-Germain, on the other hand, will have to limit its salaries and transfer spending, balance its bank accounts within two years and will also not be able to register a full 25-man-squad for Champions League fixtures.
The Ligue 1 champions also retain the right to protest these sanctions, with the deadline said to be on Wednesday evening by the Telegraph and on Thursday by L'Equipe. It might come even worse for the clubs though, as Financial Fair Play regulations allow fellow league clubs to challenge punishments which they deem too lax.
A final decision can be expected on Thursday of Friday when the CFCB will meet to decide the punishments.
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