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Mourinho: Competing with Man City 'Impossible' Without FFF
Sky Sports News, February 3rd, 2014 1:23PM

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Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s clash with high-flying Manchester City on Monday, Blues coach Jose Mourinho said it will be “impossible” for clubs to compete with Manuel Pellegrini’s team if Financial Fair Play is not enforced by UEFA. Mourinho has several times criticized City’s vast spending with Financial Fair Play regulations set to start handing out European bans next season.

"If they (soccer’s authorities) want to make it impossible to compete with City, it's impossible," Mourinho said. "Chelsea are not competing outside what is important for us, the 'fair' Financial Fair Play. We are working, thinking and believing that Financial Fair Play is going to be in practice. So there are things that are impossible for us (to do).

Sports lawyer Adam Morallee, of the law firm Mischon de Reya tells Sky Sports that UEFA needs to "lay down the law" regarding its rules on Financial Fair Play. "It's a real acid test to see how UEFA look at things like income and expenditure and what it classifies as allowable income," he said. "Many of the clubs have been given an exemption where they're allowed to take off wages from previous years but when you look at City's books and see they've managed to get another £50m ($81.8 million) of income from things like intellectual property and image rights, they will only show losses of around £40 or £50 million - which may be acceptable.”

He added: "But ultimately, if you're spending too much, you will be found out - and it's up to UEFA to lay down the law. "They should be looking at the profit and loss columns and saying - 'is that really genuine income or is that from a related third party?"

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