Man Utd and Man City's Premier League rivals could be handed points deduction amid 'leaked files'
One of the Premier League's biggest clubs are alleged to have breached financial rules, potentially landing them in hot water.
and live on Freeview channel 276
Manchester City and Manchester United's Premier League rivals could be set for a point deduction amid allegations of a breach of Financial Fair Play rules. City themselves find themselves in a spot of bother amid allegations of breaches from the Premier League, but they may not be alone.
Financial Fair Play has become concern number one for many clubs over rccent years, with the authorities clamping down on overspending across the country, and indeed across Europe.
A number of clubs are currently defending themselves against allegations of overspending, including City and Everton. According to The Guardian, Chelsea may now join the list of teams with FFP problems, and that's due to 'leaded documents' It's claimed those documents show a 'string of secret payments that may have breached strict football rules' from the Roman Abramovich era.
Chelsea have since been sold to Todd Boehly, but they would still need to answer to any possible breaches from the previous ownership regime. It's claimed payments were routed through 'offshore vehicles belonging to Abramovich'. The report claims payments could involve former winger Eden Hazard, an associate of former head coach Antonio Conte and other staff members.
Sources who spoke to the Guardian have claimed Chelsea 'may have broken Premier League rules' that require the submission of accurate accounts, while another rule requires clubs to 'act in good faith' when it comes to finances. The Premier League are already said to be looking into Chelsea's finances between 2012-2018, much like the ongoing case involving City, and if wrongdoing is found, they could be handed a severe punishment that could include a points deduction among other possible punishments.