PSG win initial legal battle with UEFA over club’s spending

PSG win initial legal battle with UEFA over monitoring of club’s spending on player transfers and wages

  • PSG won an initial legal battle with UEFA over the monitoring of their spending
  • CAS has upheld PSG’s appeal against an attempt by UEFA to reopen the case
  • This is separate from another UEFA investigation into their finances in 2017-18

Paris Saint-Germain have won an initial legal battle with UEFA over the monitoring of their spending on player transfers and wages.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld PSG’s appeal against an attempt by UEFA investigators to reopen a previously closed investigation.

The judgement in favour of PSG is separate from another UEFA investigation into their finances in the 2017-18 season when the Qatari-owned French champions signed Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

PSG have won an initial legal battle with UEFA over the monitoring of their spending on players

PSG have won an initial legal battle with UEFA over the monitoring of their spending on players

The appeal judgement related to UEFA’s club finance monitoring panel wanting to review a decision that declared PSG’s accounts through June 2017 compliant with ‘Financial Fair Play’ rules.

The court says UEFA missed their deadline to challenge the previous decision.

It comes as another boost for PSG after reports emerged that they are said to be confident of keeping star forwards Neymar and Mbappe out of the clutches of Real Madrid this summer.

CAS has upheld PSG's appeal against an attempt by UEFA to reopen the case into their outlay

CAS has upheld PSG’s appeal against an attempt by UEFA to reopen the case into their outlay

Both players have been linked with the Spanish giants, with a recent report by AS claiming that Real are more likely to pursue Frenchman over Neymar following Zinedine Zidane’s return to the Bernabeu manager’s job.

But according to ESPN, PSG have been assured by the people around Mbappe and Neymar that they will not agitate for a transfer during the summer window. 

Neither player has a release clause in their contract. And PSG would not consider selling either of them for anything less than the current world transfer record — held by Neymar following his £198million move from Barcelona in August 2017.

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