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Man City seeking allies in battle against financial controls

Manchester City are pushing for allies in their battle against financial controls in the Premier League.

The Daily Mail says City are still lobbying strongly for more teams to back their opposition to wage restraints and the cap on club losses which were accepted by the narrowest allowed of Premier League ballot margins, with the detail to be agreed this week.

A secret gathering of six opposing clubs - City, West Brom, Southampton, Aston Villa, Fulham and Reading - took place at Watford's Grove Hotel just before Easter to discuss battleplans.

And City chief executive Ferran Soriano, who has kept a low profile since arriving at the Etihad Stadium last September, has been chasing backing for his club's stance.

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