Manchester City’s summer may now be able to kick into life, after UEFA announced that their Financial Fair Play restrictions have been lifted.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Premier League side must break even this summer, but they will not have to pay the two remaining instalments of a £49m fine they were slapped with for breaching the regulations.
The news is likely to be a massive boost to Manuel Pellegrini, as he may be able to go after some of the major targets on his wishlist with less concern of what sanctions may await them by overspending.
The Daily Mail report that the Citizens are now planning a £150m spending spree that will see them go after Juventus’ Paul Pogba, Kevin De Bruyne of Wolfsburg, and Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling.
The Mail also report that Pellegrini will be able to pick a full squad in the Champions League, after having to pick just 21 players last season.
The Mirror report that the relaxed regulations have also benefited Paris Saint-Germain, which may see them make a move for Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria.