Manchester City & Paris Saint-Germain Face Fines & Restrictions from UEFA

Premier League and Lique 1 title-chasers Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are facing fines of €60m (£49.2m) and restrictions to their next Champions League squads after falling foul of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

Reports across Europe have said both teams will face a squad reduction of 21 players, down from 25 and that the City will appeal.

If that is the case, City’s appeal will be handed to a panel who will make a non-negotiable decision.

It is expected that the fines will be payable over three years and that a final decision will be made at the start of next week at the latest.

PSG have agreed on four sanctions, after UEFA ruled that the £165m ($280.3m) deal between the French champions and the Qatar Tourism Authority should be valued at only half that amount.

The Ligue 1 leaders will also only be able to spend £50m ($84.9m) in the transfer market and they are forbidden to increase their payroll, which is already £197.2m ($335m), the highest in Europe.