- Man City have responded to UEFA over potential one-year Champions League ban
- The EPL champs insist they are uncomfortable with the integrity of the committee probing the FFP breaches
- City lifted their fourth Premier League silverware in eight years on Sunday, May 12
Man City have angrily responded to claims they are set to be axed by UEFA from the Champions League for a season.
According to UK Sun, Man City will reportedly be sent packing from Europe's premier club football tournament, no thanks to alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play rules.
The Premier League champions are accused by UEFA for not providing ‘convincing’ explanations over the club's finances.
The Daily Mail claims Man City issued a statement questioning UEFA’s probe after a New York Times report suggested City will be suspended for a season.
"Manchester City FC is fully cooperating in good faith with the CFCB IC's ongoing investigation.
"In doing so the club is reliant on both the CFCB IC's independence and commitment to due process; and on UEFA's commitment of the 7th of March that it '….will make no further comment on the matter while the investigation is ongoing'.
"The New York Times report citing 'people familiar with the case' is therefore extremely concerning.
"The implications are that either Manchester City's good faith in the CFCB IC is misplaced or the CFCB IC process is being misrepresented by individuals intent on damaging the club's reputation and its commercial interests. Or both,” Man City statement read in part.
The Etihad dwellers are claiming innocence despite series of damaging revelations published by German outlet Der Speigel.
But City must send their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport before the Champions’ League group stage draw on August 29 in Monaco.
Last February, head of UEFA's investigatory panel Yves Leterme, who is ex- Belgian prime minister insists the situation does not look good for City.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Arsenal are likely to be handed a Champions League lifeline if Man City get a ban from Europe’s football governing body UEFA.
According to UK Sun, the Etihad dwellers are facing a possible ban from UEFA, over issues bothering on breaches of alleged financial fair play.
The Premier League champs are under probe by UEFA for providing "unconvincing" explanations over the club's finances.
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