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STUNNER: Premier League rivals team up to fight Man City appeal

Manchester City's Premier League rivals do not want them competing in the UEFA Champions League next season.

The Daily Mail suggests that eight of the current top ten in the Premier League are concerned City will appeal their Champions League ban and get to play in next season's competition.

The appeal may go on beyond the summer, which means City could play till it is resolved.

All of the top ten Premier League clubs - except for Sheffield United and City - have joined forces to stop that from happening.

They have written to the Court of Arbitration for Sport through a legal firm to ask the body to exclude City from the competition until the appeal is decided on.

It is unclear how this situation will pan out, especially given the added complication of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The report also quoted a source who said clubs were fed up with City's behaviour and wanted to see them punished.

"The feeling is that enough is enough," said the source. "For too long, City have been able to get away with breaching the rules at the expense of at least one other club that has been unable to get into the Champions League.

"The fear is that they will be able to delay any punishment and — should they win the appeal — get off scot-free, which would be outrageous."

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