Manchester City could yet be clear to play in the Champions League next season – despite their two campaign UEFA ban.
The Daily Mail says City could still find themselves playing in next season’s Champions League, even if the Court of Arbitration for Sport uphold UEFA’s decision to ban them for two years.
City’s appeal against their suspension for “serious breaches” of UEFA’s financial regulations was confirmed by CAS on Wednesday, with the club’s chief executive Ferran Soriano stating the accusations are “simply not true”.
A statement released by the court on the appeal being lodged said that “it is not possible” to say when the matter will be resolved.
Depending on how long the case takes, it means City could yet find themselves in Europe’s top competition next season, even if their appeal is not successful.
This would rely on City applying for a stay of the ban, and the CAS arbitrator panel agreeing to grant it.