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Premier League send Manchester United a transfer warning in latest club email



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The Premier League have reportedly sent Manchester United and all other league clubs a warning surrounding this window’s transfer rules.

Manchester United are expected to be busy this transfer window as INEOS look to add as many high-quality players as they feasibly can to Erik ten Hag‘s squad this summer following a poor 2023/24 campaign.

Last season, the Red Devils finished eighth in the Premier League—their lowest position since the competition’s inception in 1992—and also knocked themselves out of the Champions League before Christmas.

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Despite the FA Cup final win over Manchester City, the overall season was a drab affair, with multiple high-profile players expected to be sold.

However, according to The Telegraph, the Premier League has sent a stern letter to all 20 league clubs reminding them that fraudulent player transfers will be punished.

Many clubs, including United, are making sure they are within the Profit and Sustainability rules. Therefore, many clubs have been engaging in player swap deals to generate funds that will be compliant with current rules.

Many have since pointed to a deal between Aston Villa and Chelsea as an example of this. Villa signed left-back Ian Maatsen, 22, for around £37.5 million, while 18-year-old midfielder Omari Kellyman went the other way for £19 million. Many were surprised at how high these fees were.

“The Premier League’s legal team has warned clubs that his department is looking for ‘issues of concern’ around whether deals represent good faith ‘arm’s length’ transactions over £1 million,” the report reads.

“It has the power to request from clubs details on how the negotiations took place, including correspondence externally and internally and any other documentation.”

Clubs must show that they have not made losses of more than £105m across the last three years, and so some clubs are scrambling to push through high-value sales before the deadline of 30 June.

Although Manchester United have not yet engaged in such player swap deals, this letter is a stern warning to the club to ensure they do not breach any regulations.

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