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Sanctions on City

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Manchester City are expected to have their squad numbers cut for next season's Champions League after breaching Uefa's financial fair play rules.   Expenditure restrictions are also set to be put in place, setting a limit on the salary bill of their European 'A' squad.  Normally 25 players are allowed in the 'A' squad, but this number is expected to be cut and the club also faces a large fine.

The sanctions form part of a settlement offer to City and other clubs such as Paris Saint Germain which they can accept, reject or try to negoriate.

City can lose up to £37m over the last two years under Uefa rules, but they made losses of £97.9m in 2012 and £51.6m last year but were able to write off some sums spent on facilities, youth development and a number of other items.