The Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP), better known as La Liga, the Spanish football governing body, has requested that UEFA open an investigation into both Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain for possible breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP).
This news comes from Rafa Fernández of Onda Cero in Spain, who says the focus of the complaints is less about money spent and more where it comes from. La Liga have asked UEFA to focus on revenues allegedly being boosted from sponsorships in ‘certain countries’, referring of course to the United Arab Emirates/Abu Dhabi (City) and Qatar (PSG).
— Rafa Fernandez (@rafafdezOCR) September 1, 2017
.@rafafdezOCR: "El motivo de la denuncia de la LFP a PSG Y Man City es por engordar sus ingresos con patrocinios de determinados países"
— El Transistor (@ElTransistorOC) September 1, 2017
The possible punishment if any of this led to either club being found guilty could be expulsion from European competitions, with both having been previously sanctioned back in 2014.
UEFA have publicly announced an investigation into recent PSG transfer activities after they signed Kylian Mbappé on loan with an option to buy, in what is seen by many as a way of circumventing FFP.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) September 1, 2017
It is important to note that UEFA have said nothing about Manchester City and at this moment there is no firm evidence that the Premier League club is being investigated.