Manchester City fined by Fifa over recruitment of players under 18

• City fined more than £310,000 but avoid transfer window ban
• ‘The club accepts responsibility for the breaches’

Manchester City have avoided a transfer embargo from Fifa, instead being fined 370,000 Swiss francs (approx £314,000) for a breach of regulations regarding the recruitment of minors.

City will be relieved not to receive the same sanction as Chelsea, who were unable to sign any players in the summer window after breaching the same rules. Instead, City will have to pay the fine and will be free to make fresh recruits in the winter window.

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