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Man Utd reportedly pushing for stricter financial controls

According to Wigan chairman Dave Whelan, Manchester United are keen for stricter financial controls in the Premier League, with Uefa's new Financial Fair Play rules applying from the start of next season. "This proposal has come from Manchester United," Whelan said.

"I think [Manchester] City haven shaken them up a little bit, but there should be some controls on spending. Some clubs are spending way more than they can afford and get into trouble - look at Portsmouth.

"The Premier League is so big and powerful and there is so much money around that the clubs try to chase it. Something has to be done so we will support these measures."

Two groups of 10 top-flight clubs, mixed on the basis of size and region, will discuss potential options in detail on Thursday but no decision will be made on any measures.

Any proposal would require approval from 14 of the 20 Premier League chairman to be introduced.

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