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Man City file appeal with CAS against Uefa FFP case

Man City have asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to throw out the financial fair play case. Credit: PA

Manchester City have asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to throw out the financial fair play case that has been brought against them by European football's governing body UEFA.

The surprise move represents a pre-emptive strike as the FFP case has not yet even been heard by the relevant body at UEFA, the adjudicatory chamber of its Club Financial Control Board.

Last month, the head of the CFCB's investigatory arm Yves Leterme decided the Premier League champions do have a case to answer and it is understood that he has recommended they be banned from European club competition for at least a season.