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Manchester City to be fined £50m for breaking finance rules - reports

The Premier League title favourites are also set to have a limited Champions League squad next season.

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko (centre) celebrates scoring his goal against Everton at the weekend.
Manchester City's Edin Dzeko (centre) celebrates scoring his goal against Everton at the weekend.
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MEDIA OUTLETS L’EQUIPE and Sky Sports are reporting that Manchester City are to be fined £50m for breaching the UEFA fair play financial rules.

The regulation breach has led to a stiff fine, payable over three years, and a limit on the club’s Champions League squad next season. City will only be allowed to select a 21-man squad for the competition next season.

The Premier League club, who are currently favourites to win the title, are contesting the charges. A full ruling, the details of fines and conditions, should be announced later in the week.

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