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Gianni Infantino urged Manchester City chairman to ‘be positive’ in FFP talks

• Email reportedly sent to Khaldoon al-Mubarak in negotiations
• Infantino, now Fifa president, was then Uefa general secretary

Gianni Infantino played a central role in negotiations that led to a settlement when Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain were accused of breaking Uefa’s financial fair play (FFP) rules, documents released by the German magazine Der Spiegel claim.

In an email Der Spiegel said was written by Infantino to City’s chairman, Khaldoon al-Mubarak, Infantino allegedly describes drafting a possible settlement, saying: “You will see that I’ve sometimes chosen a wording which ‘looks’ more ‘strong,’” before signing off with the message “Let’s be positive!” Infantino was then Uefa’s general secretary – and is now the president of Fifa.

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