Man City, PSG Among 20 Clubs Offered Deals After Breaching Financial Fair Play Rules
Man City and Ligue 1 side Paris St. Germain "are among a number of clubs who have been offered settlements for breaching financial fair play rules," according to the PA. UEFA's club financial control board "has made offers to all the clubs deemed to have breached the rules in advance of its meeting on Thursday." The clubs -- understood to be fewer than 20 in total -- "can either accept the offer of the sanctions," which could range from a reprimand to a fine and up to restrictions on squads for European competition next season, or "try to negotiate a lesser punishment." If no agreement is reached, the outstanding cases "will go to an adjudicatory panel for a final decision." It is "not known what settlements each club has been offered." UEFA "could reveal the outcomes as early as Friday" (PA, 4/28). UEFA President Michel Platini recently said that he did not think any of the clubs who breached rules "would be liable to the most powerful sanction of being excluded from European competition next season" (BBC, 4/28). In all likelihood, Man City "will be fined and will accept the fine" (London DAILY MAIL, 4/28).