In 2013, UEFA introduced FFP ‘break-even’ rules, requiring clubs to balance their spending with their revenue.
Money paid into the club by its owner is not treated as income and the value of any sponsorships is assessed to be sure it holds a fair value or market price.
It is reported that the Qatar Tourism Authority is paying in around €120m into the Parisian club every year.
In 2017 PSG’s finances came under scrutiny following the club spending £198m signing Neymar from Barcelona and then following this up with a loan transfer, with an option to sign, for French striker Kylian Mbappé, in a deal valued at £167m.
The ruling of UEFA’s appeals committee will arrive at the end of August and PSG believe they have everything in order but are aware they could face possible sanctions – they have previously been punished for breaking FFP rules in 2014.
Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui is reportedly looking to not only bring in a new striker, but is also in the market for a centre back and left back, with the Spanish giants being interested in Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso.
Madrid are also looking at other options, if the Neymar deal does not go ahead, with
Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi, Valencia’s Rodrigo and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner, seen as possible replacements for Ronaldo.