UEFA Lift FFP Sanctions On Manchester City And PSG

Manchester City and PSG have had their restrictions on transfer spending and Champions League squad size lifted, Uefa has announced. Manchester City and PSG were sanctioned by UEFA last year to play in Champions League with only 21 players in the squad, four fewer than usual, and spending on new signings in last summer’s transfer window was capped at £49m as punishment for breaching FFP rules. The clubs also agreed that total wages last season’s Champions League squad must not exceed that of the 2013-14 season. Both, PSG and City were also fined £16.3m a year for three years totalling £49m but only the first year’s fine has been imposed. City’s and PSG’s settlement agreement with Uefa means they still have to hit targets they agreed with the European governing body for 2016 but Uefa’s club financial control body has announced the lifting of the restrictions for both the clubs. This news will be viewed by skeptics, who have argued that Uefa will […] Read more »

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Carlos Bacca Has An Agreement To Join AC Milan: Agent

Carlos Bacca’s agent Sergio Barila has confirmed that the player has reached an agreement to sign for AC Milan amidst interest from Liverpool FC. Liverpool FC have been handed a setback in their pursuit of a ‘marquee’ striker as one of their top targets Carlos Bacca has agreed a move to AC Milan. The Sunday Telegraph had confirmed that Liverpool FC were looking into activating the 30 million Euro release clause of the Colombian forward from Seville, who had an impressive season, guiding the Spanish side to Europa League win with a 28 goal haul that also saw him becoming a part of the top five scorers in La Liga with 20 strikes. The reports said that bids for both, Fernando Llorente and Carlos Bacca were being sized up as Liverpool FC looked to give a clear signal Aston Villa to lower their 32.5 million pounds asking price for Christian Benteke or else, the Merseysiders will look for other options. The player’s agent, Sergio Barila, […] Read more »

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Atletico Madrid Closing In On Arsenal And Milan Target Jackson Martinez: Report

Atletico Madrid have reportedly agreed a deal with FC Porto beating Arsenal and AC Milan to sign Colombian striker Jackson Martinez. Atletico Madrid are closing in to sign another striker in the form of FC Porto star Jackson Martinez, reports Spanish daily, Marca. The striker was linked to both Arsenal and AC Milan but latest reports from Spain suggest that Atletico Madrid have agreed terms with FC Porto and only need to agree a contract with the striker himself. There has been a lot of speculation about the Colombian striker who is keen to exit FC Porto this summer. The Portuguese club’s president had earlier revealed that Martinez has chosen to join Milan after the Italian club activated his €35 million release clause. However, the striker had also come forward and expressed his interest in joining Arsenal. But it seems like Atletico Madrid has beaten both Arsenal and Milan to the Colombian forward’s signature. Miguel Ángel Gil representing the Spanish […] Read more »

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Arsenal And Milan Target Kondogbia Heading To Inter: Report

Monaco midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is reportedly set to make a £22 million move to Inter Milan amidst Arsenal and AC Milan rumours. Geoffrey Kondogbia, who was linked with a move to several European clubs including Arsenal, AC Milan and Real Madrid, is now set to join Inter Milan for £22 million. The AS Monaco midfielder is set to sign a 5-year contract with the Serie A club and will undergo a medical on Monday, SkySports reports. The Frenchman was believed to be closing in on a move to AC Milan but rivals Inter stepped up their interest and arrived in Monte Carlo on Friday to speak with the 22-year-old. Kondogbia’s agent had previously openly admitted that there was interest for the midfielder from various clubs across Europe and Inter Milan was one of them. Kondogbia was a stand-out player for AS Monaco as the club finished third in the Ligue 1 behind Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyon. Monaco also managed […] Read more »