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Man City make their case to UEFA over Financial Fair Play

Man City believe they were unfairly punished by UEFA. Credit: PA

Manchester City have told UEFA chiefs that wealthy benefactors should not be penalised under financial fair play rules for investing heavily in clubs.

City and Paris St Germain were each fined £49million for FFP rule breaches last season - and both clubs sent senior figures to a meeting chaired by UEFA president Michel Platini on Monday in Nyon, Switzerland, to discuss any changes to the rules.

City chief executive Ferran Soriano attended the meeting, as did PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi and it is understood both stressed their belief that sustainable investment should be permitted.

No decisions were taken at the meeting, which also discussed whether large debts carried by clubs such as Manchester United and Real Madrid should also be tackled more strongly by FFP rules. Currently, only the interest on those debts is viewed as part of the FFP calculation