Manchester City

Clubs that finished outside the Premier League top four could be drafted into the Champions League, if Manchester City are banned, the UK Mirror reports.

City are facing a Champions League ban, if they are found guilty of financial irregularities.

The Premier League champions have been under investigation by a regulatory committee, over a series of leaks into their financial conduct.

Officials from UEFA's financial control board are set to submit their findings and will reportedly push for at least a one-year ban from Europe's premier competition.

It remains to be seen quite how hard UEFA come down on City, but a potential suspension would likely open the door for another Premier League club.

As things stand, City will be joined in next season's Champions League by Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea .
Arsenal and Manchester United missed out, but the former could still qualify through the Europa League.

Unai Emery's men ended the season in fifth spot, but play Chelsea in Baku later this month, knowing victory will secure their place.

Should they miss out, Arsenal would be the most likely to fill City's spot in next season's Champions League through their Premier League position.

But victory for the Gunners in Baku, could potentially see City's rivals United be drafted in.

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