Man City rocked by threat of two-window transfer ban

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Manchester City will not be hit with a transfer ban, according to reports.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport have cleared Manchester City of any wrongdoing over their signing of an Argentine youngster in 2016.

Guardiola is looking to add two or three more players to his squad in a bid to create what Vincent Kompany termed a "dynasty" after Manchester United's defeat by West Bromwich Albion handed City the championship on Sunday. His former club, Velez Sarsfield in Argentina, claim that City approached the player when he was 15 before signing him a few days after he turned 16.

Were Pep Guardiola not able to invest further in his squad for a whole season it would be a major blow to their hopes of retaining the Premier League title and winning the Champions League for the first time in their history.

A formal announcement from CAS is expected later this week, while Velez could yet make a technical appeal against CAS's decision.

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However, Fifa have backed City and ratified the transfer, upholding their claim that Garre was free to join the club after his 16th birthday because he holds an Italian passport.

Velez, however, claim that Federation Internationale de Football Association rules only allow players under 18 to move between clubs in Europe and do not include South America.

"Velez also took Federation Internationale de Football Association to CAS after the world governing body rejected an initial complaint from the South American club in September 2016".

City were facing the prospect of being banned from registering new players for two transfer windows, after similar punishments were given to Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.

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