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Football: City chairman vows to make transfer impact

Published on May 20, 2014 6:04 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak insists the Premier League champions will still be major players in the transfer market despite Uefa's recent sanctions.

City face a spending cap after European football's governing body limited the club's net outlay on players during this transfer window to 49 million pounds (S$103.1 million) as one of their punishments for breaching financial fair play regulations.

But City said last week that figure would have no "material impact" on manager Manuel Pellegrini's transfer activity and Al Mubarak expects new signings to arrive imminently.

The Eastlands outfit have been strongly linked with moves for Porto's French defender Eliaquim Mangala and his Brazilian team-mate Fernando, while Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna, out of contract at the end of the season, is also reportedly a target.

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