Manchester City want a shake-up of UEFA's Financial Fair Play laws.
The Telegraph says City lobbied for rule changes that would allow billionaire benefactors extra time to balance a club's books.
City's chief executive, Ferran Soriano, was among those to argue that Uefa's current three-year monitoring period should be extended by up to 10 years to allow clubs to live the same rags-to-riches dream pursued by his side and Chelsea.
One of the major criticisms of FFP is that it may make it much more difficult for new teams to break into the elite of European football.
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