MANCHESTER – Premier League champions Manchester City have avoided a transfer ban, but have been fined 370 000 Swiss Francs by Fifa for breaches of rules regarding the transfer of Under-18 players, football’s world governing body said in a statement on Monday.
Premier League rivals Chelsea were given a one-year transfer ban and fined 600 000 Swiss Francs in February in relation to 29 cases where regulations relating to the international transfer and registration of Under-18 players were breached.
Chelsea have filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the ban, which stopped them from signing players during the close-season.
City are also facing a separate investigation from Uefa regarding financial fair play (FFP), which was opened in March.
Fifa said their Disciplinary Committee took into account the fact that City had “accepted its responsibility”.