The Federation of International Football Association (Fifa) is set to place a two-year transfer ban on English Premier League side Manchester City.
The football’s governing body alleged that the Premier League champions broke rules related to the protection of youth players and third-party ownership, according to reports.
Concise News understands that the club were already being investigated by the Football Association and Premier League for allegations related to youth transfers and financial fair play rules, with the latter also being looked at by European football’s governing body Uefa. That investigation could result in City being banned from the Champions League.
Chelsea were recently hit with the same sanction for 29 breaches of article 19 of Fifa’s regulations on the transfer and status of players.
The west London club have already lodged an appeal against that punishment but was told by Fifa last week that the sanction would not be frozen while the case is being reviewed, as Chelsea had hoped.