Manchester City are subject to a Premier League investigation over their financial regulations, academy player recruitment and third-party ownership.
In a statement, the Premier League confirmed that they have contacted the club asking for information regarding recent allegations and are in ongoing dialogue as they continue their investigation.
The full statement reads: “The Premier League has previously contacted Manchester City to request information regarding recent allegations and is in ongoing dialogue with the club.
“The league has detailed financial regulations and strong rules in the areas of academy player recruitment and third-party ownership. We are currently investigating these matters and will give Manchester City every opportunity to explain the context and detail surrounding them.
“We will make no further comment until this process has concluded.”
The news comes after recent statements from UEFA confirming that they are looking into potential breaches of Financial Fair Play and from the FA over allegations of paying an agent and discussing a possible payment to a family regarding the deal that took Jadon Sancho from Watford to the Etihad. City are also under FIFA investigation over their conduct in signing academy players.
A City statement welcomed the UEFA investigation on Thursday “as an opportunity to bring to an end the speculation resulting from the illegal hacking and out of context publication of City emails.
“The accusation of financial irregularities are entirely false. The Club’s published accounts are full and complete and a matter of legal and regulatory record.”