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Transfer Balls: Manchester City’s £160m for Pogba, Sterling and de Bruyne is not fine with FFP

by | 11th, June 2015

The Sun says Manchester City manager Manuel Pelligrini will be given a “blank cheque” to make his team Champion League winners. But very quickly into the story that blank cheque features a figure:

…owner Sheikh Mansour is ready to bankroll bids for the likes of Paul Pogba, Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling — worth £160million.

That’s big money. But how likely is it to happen? Deep into the Sun’s scoop, readers are told:

City are waiting for Uefa to confirm they are free from the Financial Fair Play restrictions that tied their hands last year.

In March 2014, City were fined £49m and given restrictions on spending and squad size for breaking FFP rules. Under FFP clubs cannot repeatedly spend more than their generated revenues.

FFP has this handy guide to how it all

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