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UEFA not investigating Man City over financial fair play

UEFA not investigating Man City over financial fair play

"UEFA considers Financial Fair Play to be a crucial governance mechanism which aims to ensure the financial sustainability of European club football".

La Liga boss Javier Tebas demanded UEFA look into the recent spending of the Premier League giants as well as Paris St-Germain.

The UEFA statement said its financial control board had opened "a formal investigation into Paris Saint-Germain as part of its ongoing monitoring of clubs under Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations".

A La Liga statement released on Monday confirms it wrote two letters to Uefa on 22 August - one to express concerns over the French club, and another relating to City.

"The financing of PSG and Manchester City, thanks to state assistance, distorts European competitions and creates a spiral of inflation that irreparably damages the football industry".

So, to bypass such worry, the six-time Ligue 1 winners agreed to sign Mbappe on loan before paying his former club Monaco an initial €155m (£143m) in a year's time.

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City will not be greatly concerned by the comments made by Tebas but with Barcelona seemingly falling down the pecking order in terms of Europe's powerhouses it seems that some of the elite clubs are not enjoying being forced out of the limelight by clubs with major foreign investment.

The Qatari-owned club last month bought Brazil forward Neymar from Barcelona for 222 million euros, more than double the previous highest price paid for a player.

As for City, in the same year, they were given a £55m (€60m) fine and were told their Champions League squad for the forthcoming campaign will be 21 strong four short of the normal size. The Blues invested a reported £215 million in signings, including a £110 million-plus spent on full-backs and turning Éderson Moraes into the most expensive goalkeeper of all time.

Mbappe will reportedly cost PSG €180m at that point and UEFA cited "recent transfer activity" as a reason for formalising its examination of the capital club's operations.

Uefa did announce last week that PSG are being investigated but The Independent understands that this was not prompted by La Liga's complaint and City's spending is certainly not being looked at. Football like anything evolves and inevitably that puts noses out of joint among the establishment.