By Ian Herbert For The Daily Mail
Published: 20:55 BST, 5 June 2019 | Updated: 20:55 BST, 5 June 2019
Manchester City have revealed how much they fear a UEFA Champions League ban by launching a legal challenge to halt the governing body's investigation into whether they have violated football spending regulations.
The Premier League champions have asked the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to throw out the case that they deliberately tried to cheat Financial Fair Play, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday night.
There is a growing belief in football that City will be found guilty and face a subsequent Champions League ban in 2020/2021, as well as restrictions on transfer market spend.
Manchester City have launched a legal challenge to halt UEFA investigation into their spending
By taking the case to CAS even before the UEFA judgement is passed, City are likely to delay the ruling.