Manchester City could still face a Champions League ban ‘within weeks’ – despite asking the Court of Arbitration for Sport to throw out UEFA’s case against them.
UEFA’s investigators want City to be banned from Europe’s premier competition for a year for allegedly breaking financial rules, first revealed by Der Spiegel last year.
City argue that a biased process has not been conducted properly by the ruling body, but it has been reported that their appeals may not stop a ban.
According to The Sun, City’s claims have no effect in terms of stopping UEFA’s decision, and a sanction could be imposed in the coming weeks.
A spokeswoman for the Adjudicatory Chamber of UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body told the paper: ‘There is no stay on UEFA while the CAS proceedings are in progress.’
CAS last week announced they had received City’s appeal and are studying written submissions from both sides – UEFA and Manchester City.