Manchester City referred to UEFA’s adjudicatory chamber following FFP probe

Manchester City have been referred to UEFA’s adjudicatory chamber for potential breaches of financial fair play regulations, Europe’s governing body has announced.

City were fined £49million and hit with restrictions on transfer spending and their Champions League squad after FFP breaches were originally investigated in 2014, and UEFA began a new probe after further allegations about the same period were made in German publication Der Spiegel last year.

And UEFA’s club financial control body chief investigator has now referred the Premier League champions to the adjudicatory chamber following the conclusion of his investigation.

Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions for the second successive season on Sunday
Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions for the second successive season on Sunday (Anthony Devlin/PA).

“The club financial control body (CFCB) chief investigator, after having consulted with the other members of the independent investigatory chamber of the CFCB, has decided to refer Manchester City FC to the CFCB adjudicatory chamber following the conclusion of his investigation,” said a UEFA statement.

“The CFCB investigatory chamber had opened an investigation into Manchester City FC on 7 March 2019 for potential breaches of financial fair play (FFP) regulations that were made public in various media outlets.

“UEFA will not be making any further comment on the matter until a decision is announced by the CFCB adjudicatory chamber.”