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Manchester City facing Champions League ban 'within weeks' despite fighting UEFA's investigation in court

A one-year sanction could be imposed on Pep Guardiola's side 'within weeks'City have appealed to CAS but their appeal 'has no effect in stopping decision'Initial leaked information came from Der Spiegel's Football Leaks journalists UEFA investigators want to ban Manchester City from the Champions League

Manchester City could still face a Champions League ban 'within weeks' - despite asking the Court of Arbitration for Sport to throw out UEFA's case against them.

UEFA's investigators want City to be banned from Europe's premier competition for a year for allegedly breaking financial rules, first revealed by Der Spiegel last year.

City argue that a biased process has not been conducted properly by the ruling body, but it has been reported that their appeals may not stop a ban.

Manchester City facing Champions League ban 'within weeks' despite fighting UEFA's investigation in court

Manchester City are facing a one-year Champions League ban after allegedly breaking rules

Pep Guardiola has won the Premier League, but will now be desperate for European success

According to The Sun, City's claims have no effect in terms of stopping UEFA's decision, and a sanction could be imposed in the coming weeks.

A spokeswoman for the Adjudicatory Chamber of UEFA's Club Financial Control Body told the paper: 'There is no stay on Uefa while the CAS proceedings are in progress.'

CAS last week announced they had received City's appeal and are studying written submissions from both sides - UEFA and Manchester City.

The initial leaked information from Der Speigel and their Football Leaks team alleged that City hid funding from their owners under the guise of sponsorship money from Middle East-based companies.

Manchester City's alleged financial rule breaking was first revealed in Der Spiegel last year

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