Manchester City Facing Possible Champions League Ban

Manchester City Facing Possible Champions League Ban

If they're successful in winning the treble, all that's left for Pep Guardiola to achieve as Man City manager is a Champions League trophy title, which might not be unattainable next season.

Manchester City clinched our fourth Premier League title with a thrilling 4-1 final day triumph over Brighton and Hove Albion, pipping Liverpool to the league crown by a single point.

Earlier, reported that Arsenal are likely to be handed a Champions League lifeline if Man City get a ban from Europe's football governing body UEFA.

With City and Liverpool locking horns throughout the campaign for top spot, it marked the end of an unforgettable title race.

And, if Gazzetta dello Sport are to be believed, Manchester City would rather spend big on the right-back position, as Juventus look to cash in on Joao Cancelo.

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Liverpool's preparations for that game will begin imminently, but it's worth sparing a thought for the team and applauding its valiant effort to win the domestic title for the first time since 1990.

Members of the investigatory chamber of Uefa's financial control board, set up to analyze the accounts of clubs suspected of breaking cost-control regulations, met two weeks ago in Switzerland to finalize their conclusions, the newspaper said. "The accusation of financial irregularities are entirely false, and comprehensive proof of this fact has been provided to the CFCB IC", the statement concluded.

UEFA rules limit cash injections from wealthy owners, and commercial deals such as shirt sponsorship that are suspected of being inflated are assessed for the fair market rate.

"The attempt to damage the club's reputation is organized and clear", City said in a statement.

In 2014, City reached a settlement agreement with UEFA after breaching spending rules and paid a conditional fine of 49 million pounds and accepted restrictions on incoming transfers.

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