Manchester City facing European ban over alleged FFP breaches – The Times

The prospect of Manchester City being banned from the Champions League for alleged breaches of Uefa’s Financial Fair Play rules increased last night after it emerged that the investigators charged with examining the case will push for a suspension of one season.

Uefa’s independent club financial control body has been investigating allegations that a £59.5 million sponsorship deal that was supposed to have come to the club in 2015 from Etihad Airways was instead paid directly by the club’s owners, the Abu Dhabi United Group.

Members of the financial control body, which is led by the former Belgium prime minister Yves Leterme, met in Nyon two weeks ago to finalise the conclusions that they will put forward to Uefa’s adjudicatory chamber, which will decide on…