Man City to discover Champions League fate in July as CAS hearing concludes



Posted Thursday, June 11, 2020 by Dailystar.co.uk

Manchester City's mega-stars will discover whether the two-year European football ban has been upheld after Etihad bosses lodged an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Manchester City will discover their European fate next month after the hearing into the club's appeal against a Champions League ban was completed.

Earlier this season the Premier League champions were left stunned when Uefa hit them with a two-year ban from club football's elite competition for serious breaches of FFP rules.

Etihad bosses lodged an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the hope of getting the ban overturned.

CAS have now released a statement confirming the three day hearing, conducted by videoconference between London and Switzerland, has been completed - and that a decision will be revealed in July.

Man City to discover Champions League fate in July as CAS hearing concludes

It is understood City bosses, along with Uefa and other European clubs, are keen to find out what the ruling is as quickly as possible so plans can be put in place for next season's European competitions.

A CAS statement said: "The hearing in the Court of Arbitration for Sport between Manchester City and Uefa has concluded. Both parties expressed their satisfaction with respect to the conduct of the procedure.

"The decision is expected to be during the first half of July. The exact date will be communicated in advance."

City, meanwhile, continue to be at loggerheads with Bayern Munich over a deal to sell Leroy Sane to the German giants.

Man City to discover Champions League fate in July as CAS hearing concludes

Both clubs are said to be around £35m apart in their valuation of Sane, who has refused to sign a new contract at the Etihad and made it clear he wants to return to the Bundesliga.

City chairman Khaldoon Al-Mubarak values Sane in the region of £75m, while Bayern have offered closer to £40m for the winger, who has missed most of this season following a serious knee injury.

It means Bayern could now choose to wait another season to sign Sane, who will be out of contract next June and available on a free transfer.



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