Turkish club Beşiktaş among clubs investigated by UEFA
GENEVA - Anadolu Agency
Beşiktaş, Monaco, Roma, Inter, Krasnodar, Liverpool and Sporting Lisbon were called to submit reports on their financial status to UEFA's financial control body. AA PhotoEurope’s football federation UEFA has launched an investigation into seven clubs, including Turkey’s Beşiktaş, regarding financial breaches.
In a statement released on Sept. 25, UEFA called on Beşiktaş, Monaco, Roma, Inter, Krasnodar, Liverpool and Sporting Lisbon to submit reports on their financial status to the federation’s financial control body.
The federation also announced that Turkish club Bursaspor’s Europa League prize money was being suspended under financial fair-play regulations.
CFR 1907 Cluj, FC Astra Giurgiu, FK Buducnost Podgorica and FK Ekranas also had their Europa League prize money withheld because of debts owed to other clubs, staff and tax authorities.
UEFA will make a final decision about the five clubs’ provisional prize money payment suspensions in December.
The financial fair-play rules apply to clubs participating in UEFA competitions and consist of monitoring transfer fees, staff salaries, income and expenditure.