Friday 28 July 2017

Bournemouth facing Financial Fair Play fine

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe.

Bournemouth are in "positive dialogue" with the English Football League as they wait to find out the severity of a fine for breaking Financial Fair Play rules on their way to the Championship title last season.

The Cherries won promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history in 2014-15 but did so exceeding the maximum adjusted loss of £6m set by FFP rules in 2012.

While avoiding a transfer embargo - the sanction which Nottingham Forest and Fulham have received for the same offence - Bournemouth will receive a fine from the governing body, the amount of which is yet to be revealed.

The club are in talks with the Football League in a bid to reach a "satisfactory outcome".

A statement on their official website read: "AFC Bournemouth is fully aware of the Football League's proposed financial sanction relating to Financial Fair Play and is currently engaged in positive dialogue with the Football League to reach a satisfactory outcome.

"The club will update supporters when an outcome has been reached and will not be making any further comment at this moment in time."

Championship clubs Fulham and Nottingham Forest are under a transfer embargo for the rest of the current campaign.

Irish Independent

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