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Third party ownership rights under UEFA spotlight

UEFA are considering banning from the Champions League players whose transfer rights are owned by third parties. Gianni Infantino, the general secretary of UEFA, said the practice - which is already outlawed in the Premier League and France's Ligue 1 - could not be allowed to continue.

"This kind of player ownership is a growing threat," he told Bloomberg.

"We will ourselves look into this matter because it cannot continue in this manner."

Third-party ownership is allowed in Spain, Italy, Germany and Portugal.

Infantino said he would "certainly look into" the possibility of banning third party-owned players from the Champions League and Europa League.

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