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City: Sanctions won't impact plans

Manchester City insist UEFA sanctions limiting spending on transfers next season will not have a major impact on their campaign.

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City pay for big spending

Manchester players celebrate during the Premier League Victory Parade Credit: PA Images

Manchester City have been fined 60 million Euros (£49million) and handed a reduction in their Champions League squad for next season from 25 to 21 players for breaching UEFA's financial fair play rules.

UEFA announced the sanctions in a statement - but City will have 40million euros of the fine returned if the Premier League champions comply with spending controls agreed with UEFA.

Manchester City have accepted the sanctions, which also include a salary freeze on their Champions League squad for the next two seasons, and to "significantly limit spending in the transfer market for seasons 2014/2015 and 2015/2016", said UEFA in a statement.

Nasri could quit over France snub

Samir Nasri has threatened to quit international football after being overlooked for a second successive World Cup by France.

The Manchester City playmaker was controversially left out of coach Didier Deschamps' 23-man squad for this summer's tournament in Brazil, and was not even among the seven potential replacements.

The 26-year-old had been expecting the snub but claims it is still difficult to take, coming after a superb season in which he helped City win the Barclays Premier League and Capital One Cup.


Man United still outperforming City financially

Man United received small consolation for surrendering their Premier League title to Manchester City by earning almost £30m more than when they lifted the trophy.

Manchester United earnt almost £30million more than when they lifted the trophy. Credit: PA

United received £60.8m in winning the 2012-13 title and £89.1m in finishing seventh a year later as City triumphed for a second time in three years.

City earned £96.5m as champions - almost £36m more than United's last term - but second-placed Liverpool were the top earners with £97.5m as a consequence of more of their games being screened live by broadcasters.

Manuel Pellegrini's men appeared in 25 games broadcast in the UK by either Sky Sports or BT Sport, compared to Liverpool's 28.

Third-placed Chelsea, United and Arsenal also appeared in 25 live televised games and Cardiff were one of eight teams to appear in 10 live matches.

Premier League payments to clubs for 2013/14

  • Liverpool £97,544,336
  • Manchester City £96,578,329
  • Chelsea £94,106,163
  • Arsenal £92,870,080
  • Tottenham £89,663,884
  • Manchester United £89,161,831
  • Everton £85,027,727
  • Newcastle £77,379,252
  • Southampton £76,915,298
  • Stoke £75,679,215
  • Swansea £74,173,056
  • West Ham £73,671,003
  • Crystal Palace £73,207,049
  • Aston Villa £72,666,897
  • Sunderland £71,700,890
  • Hull £67,026,634
  • West Brom £65,790,551
  • Norwich £64,554,468
  • Fulham £63,318,385
  • Cardiff £62,082,302
  • Total £1,563,117,350

Liverpool top Manchester City in Premier League prize fund

TV camera at Anfield. Credit: PA

Premier League champions Manchester City earned £96.5m in prize money from this season's campaign.

But second-placed Liverpool were the top earners with £97.5m because more of their games were screened live by broadcasters.

Manuel Pellegrini's men appeared in 25 games broadcast in the UK by either Sky Sports or BT Sport, compared to Liverpool's 28.

City's windfall was almost £36m more than Manchester United's earnings during their title-winning 2012/13 season.

The league's new £5.5 billion broadcast deal meant bottom-placed Cardiff received £62.08m in finishing 20th this season, compared to United's £60.8m for winning the 2012/13 title.

Manchester United will get £89m from the fund this year, followed by Everton with £87m.

The total fund for the league was £1.5 billion.

City players fly out for Abu Dhabi exhibition match

Manchester City's players have been snapped at Manchester Airport as they prepare to fly to the Middle East for an exhibition game.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini Credit: MEN Syndication

City will face Al Ain FC, the UAE's most successful team, at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini and stars Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Joe Hart were among those flying out this morning.

James Milner Credit: MEN Syndication
Sergio Aguero Credit: MEN Syndication
Striker Edin Dzeko Credit: MEN Syndication


A dream come true for Manchester city community hero

Paul Kelly presented the Barclays Premier League Champions with the trophy after the game against West Ham United - just three years ago he was a bricklayer. After being made redundant he went to work for Manchester City.

Paul oversees all aspects of Manchester City’s Disability Sport programme from coaching to organising youth clubs, and also finds the time to coach Didsbury Juniors FC in his spare time. He says it was a totally surreal day and he couldn't resist a little hand punch after presenting the trophy.

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