Premier League chasers Leicester City face points sanctions as they negotiate finance rules

March 8 – English Championship leaders Leicester City could become the next club to suffer a points deduction if they are promoted back to the Premier League.

Leicester are at serious risk of breaking the English Football League’s profit and sustainability regulations, according to multiple reports, after it emerged there is an outstanding financial charge against them.

Figures due to be released will apparently show that Leicester exceeded the permitted £105 million losses allowed in their last three-year period in the top flight before relegation.

Should they return at the first time of asking, they could start their first campaign back with a negative points tally.

There is a right of appeal via an independent commission but if that fails they could suffer a fate similar to that of Everton who have lost six points.

In a statement Leicester said: “Leicester confirms it is in discussions with the Football authorities regarding its profitability and sustainability calculations. The club remains committed to seeking an appropriate overall outcome in this matter.”

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