Despite what you may have heard buzzing through the grapevine, 115 charges against Manchester City for breaching UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules are still on the table. Yeah, those whispers about it all being scrapped? Not true.

You might wonder where all this chatter started. Some comments from Premier League CEO Richard Masters appear to have fueled the rumours. He mentioned at a Europa League group press conference last week that a hearing was imminent, but could not provide any details. “The case will be resolved at some point in the near future,” he said.

But hold your horses, because according to Mail Sport’s Mike Keegan, the case is far from closed. On social media platform X, he shut down the rumors with a quick word: “He said it’s not true.”

The charges themselves are quite high. We’re talking about a list that spans from 2009 to 2018, including 54 allegations of failing to comply with their financial records and 14 of failing to keep track of how much they were paying their players and managers.

It’s worth noting that Manchester City aren’t the only club feeling the heat. Everton and Nottingham Forest have both faced point deductions this season for FFP errors. Especially Forest, who are barely a hair away from relegation.


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