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PSG denied L’Equipe claims that they’ll have to lose Kylian Mbappe or Neymar

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Paris Saint-Germain official website denies L’Equipe claims that they have to lose Kylian Mbappe or Neymar, if Financial Fair Play sanctions arrive. L’Equipe, France leading Sport Daily reported on Friday night that if PSG had to face heavy penalties of financial fair play, they’ll have to part ways with one of its two stars – Kylian Mbappe or Neymar.

L’Equipe reports add, “Just weeks ahead of UEFA’s decision on financial fair play, its leaders prefer to prepare for everything, anticipate everything. Among the lines of thought that have been seriously studied is that of sanctions that are heavier than expected on the part of the European body. Faced with such a risk,the senior management of the capital club could be resigned to the idea of separating, next summer, one of its two star players.”

 Kylian Mbappe or Neymar’s transfer speculations were ruled out in last two transfer windows, but according to L’Equipe, this is not the case anymore. However, the club has ruled out any such misleading news.

PSG official website denied releasing a statement, “Beyond denying with the utmost firmness these claims totally erroneous, ridiculous and only likely to recreate a climate of great tensions between the club and this media. The Paris Saint-Germain wonders, once more, on the L’Equipe’s intellectual honesty and the ulterior motives of its editorial line concerning PSG.”

Club statement adds, “Examples abound of a treatment devoid of equilibrium and which aims only to spread a deleterious atmosphere. Last example to date, last Wednesday, they claimed to sell a so-called “malaise Cavani”. In passing, in view of the colossal number of “ones”devoted to it every year by the sports daily, a sign of its extremely popular dimension,

At four days of the match that awaits in Belgrade in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain invites its community-supporters, partners, former players… – to gather more than ever around the Red and Blue jersey, its players and values and ambitions that the club will always carry with pride. The massive support of our fans on the social networks and in our stands nourishes the strength of Neymar Jr, Cavani, Mbappe, and all our players. Faced with the misinformation orchestrated by L’Equipe, and its relentless attempt to undermine its image, PSG, the most popular and most successful club in France, reaffirms its desire to move forward and dialogue only with interlocutors in good faith.”

UEFA conducts an annual assessment of all clubs against the break-even requirements of FFP on a rolling three-year basis. This includes a thorough assessment of clubs’ financial positions on the basis of both the information disclosed by the clubs (based on their independently audited financial statements), as number of compliance checks and analysis undertaken by UEFA (including independent external audits).If new information comes to light that may be material to this assessment, UEFA will use that to challenge the figures and will seek explanation, clarification or rebuttal from the club concerned.

If new information suggests that previously concluded cases have been abused, those cases may be capable of being re-opened as determined on a case-by-case basis. UEFA reopened PSG’s financial fair play case that they closed in June this year months later.

European football’s governing body initially opened a investigation considering PSG’s spending in September 2017 after club spend €222 million to acquire Neymar from FC Barcelona.Within weeks club also agreed to sign permanently their loan player Kylian Mbappe from AS Monaco for a reported €180 million fee.

It brought PSG’s financial dealing under further scrutiny. UEFA rules mandate that clubs cannot spend more than they earn in any given season and deficits must fall within a 30 million euro limit over three seasons.

However, the case was closed back in June but it re-opened in September. PSG challenged the decision appealing in Court of Arbitration FOR Sport (CAS) to clear the club of breaching Financial Fair Play regulations. Now, the decision is pending and France media speculating the news negatively in favour of the club and they are definitely not going to like it.


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