By Max Winters For Mailonline
Published: 09:23 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 09:30 BST, 16 May 2019
UEFA has confirmed that Manchester City have been referred to the Club Financial Control Body's adjudicatory chamber for alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations.
The investigatory chamber of UEFA's financial control board have spent months examining evidence first uncovered in a series of leaks and reported by German publication Der Spiegel last year.
And according to a report in the New York Times on Monday night a meeting two weeks ago at UEFA's Swiss headquarters concluded with a desire to seek at least a one-season ban.
UEFA has referred Manchester City to the Club Financial Control Body's adjudicatory chamber
The investigatory panel's leader, former Belgium prime minister Yves Leterme, had the final say on any submission made to a separate adjudicatory chamber and he has now given the green light.
City were fined £49million and hit with restrictions on transfer spending and their Champions League squad after FFP