Man City have a transfer ban imminent and could face even more punishment

FIRST Fifa came for the Spanish clubs. But nobody cared, because we were not Spanish.

Then they came for Chelsea. And nobody stood up to Fifa, because, well, it was Chelsea.

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But now world football’s governing body are coming for Manchester City. Twice.

First of all, Fifa are showing their teeth by slapping another superpower in one of the major leagues in Europe with a transfer ban for breaching rules on deals involving minors.

Secondly, football chiefs are also preparing a SEPARATE probe into the Football Leaks allegations about City’s funding of the Right to Dream Academy in Ghana.

And all this is in the midst of further investigations by Uefa, the FA and the Premier League into City’s business.

Man City have a transfer ban imminent and could face even more punishmentGetty4 Man City's 2014 buy of Jadon Sancho from Watford is under the microscope

Uefa are looking into the Financial Fair Play breaches allegedly uncovered by the Football Leaks document dump.

The Etihad club has not hidden its anger over the way German magazine Der Spiegel has attempted to portray City as a rogue operator in football’s dirty wars of finance and recruitment.

As a result of the Football Leaks claims, both the FA and the Premier League have opened their own probes.

They relate to alleged third party ownership issues and claims of illegal payments to agents when City snapped up then-schoolboy Jadon Sancho from Watford in 2014.

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But City were aware that Fifa were not going to stop after banning Chelsea from buying any players for the next two windows.

It was a matter of time before another Prem club felt the force of the world governing body and its ongoing probes into rule-breaking over the signings of minors.

And within the next couple of weeks, that club will be the defending Premier League champions.

A highly-placed Fifa source told SunSport: “We have been investigating City as part of a long-term investigation.

“It started with the clubs in Spain and then went on to England. But it is also about what clubs have done in Italy, France, Denmark and other countries.

“We expect that there will be an announcement on City, very similar to the one we made on Chelsea, in the next week or two. It is coming very soon.”

Chelsea were left stunned last week when Thomas Bodstrom, the former Swedish Justice Minister who is the head of the Fifa Appeal Committee, ruled the Blues could not suspend the ban pending their appeal.

That decision has left the Blues facing a huge quandary over Belgian ace Eden Hazard and may have played a part in long-time managerial target Zinedine Zidane deciding to return to Real Madrid rather than gamble on a move to the Premier League.

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