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After Man City, will Chelsea and Newcastle be next?

Manchester City have been charged by the Premier League over numerous breaches of financial rules.

The Etihad Stadium club have been hit with more than 100 charges of breaching rules following a four-year investigation into their transactions.

Man City could face severe punishments if the allegations are proven to be true.

Those sanctions include fines, points deductions and possible expulsion from the Premier League.

Man City’s spending in the transfer market since Abu Dhabi United Group’s takeover in 2008 has raised eyebrows.

All eyes will be on some of the other clubs that have been splashing the cash heavily recently.

Chelsea spent £323 million on players during the January transfer window.

Argentina international midfielder Enzo Fernandez was signed for £107m from Benfica.

Ukrainian winger Mykhailo Mudryk cost the Blues £88.5m and Benoit Badiashile was brought in for £35m.

The recruitment of Noni Madueke, Malo Gusto, Andrey Santos and David Fofana cost £83m.

Chelsea also parted with £9.7m to sign Joao Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid for the end of the term.

The Blues spent £273m on seven players during the last summer transfer window.

They have spent around £600m since Todd Boehly completed a takeover in May 2022.

However, the Stamford Bridge club have found a clever way to avoid Financial Fair Play sanctions.

They have spread the cost of the players by signing them on very long contracts.

Their smart style of doing business has seen them evade sanctions, but could they also end up breaching financial rules going forward?

Newcastle United are another club to keep an eye on. They spent £118m last summer and £48.3m last month but are expected to do much more soon.

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund owns 80% of the Magpies after completing a takeover in October 2021. The sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia has estimated assets of £514 billion.

Newcastle spent £100m in January 2022 in their first transfer window under their new owners. They have been taking their time with recruitment, but things could change next summer.

The Toons want to become one of the biggest clubs in Europe, which will cost money.

Man City have become perennial title challengers after spending heavily. Newcastle and Chelsea have been inspired, but could their spending come at a cost?

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