PSG confident of abiding to Fair Play rules

PSG Director General Jean-Claude Blanc said the club were committed to meeting Financial Fair Play rules.

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Jean-Claude Blanc, Leonardo, 2011

The balance of power in Europe is switching to newly rich clubs like Paris St Germain who bought Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva from Milan this summer.

PSG are bankrolled by Qatari owners and are seeking to build a team swiftly in the French capital, where they are the only major club.

However, PSG are one of the teams who risk falling foul of new rules being introduced by UEFA to force clubs to curb their losses or face exclusion from European competition from 2014-15.

Blanc said the club was aiming to use its monopoly in Paris to grow revenues and was committed to meeting the Financial Fair Play rules, without giving details on how it would do so.

"We are working to make sure that within 3-5 years we are at the top of the game, respecting other clubs, respecting the rules, respecting Financial Fair Play," he told the Leaders in Football conference.

Financial Fair Play is one of the dominant issues in European club football, with teams uncertain about how aggressively UEFA will apply sanctions.

"I don't think anyone is against the principle of break even but it has to be done in an equitable way and managed well," said Liverpool Managing Director Ian Ayre.

The president of Italian champions Juventus told the conference on Wednesday that he feared UEFA would shy away from banning clubs if it risked undermining its own competitions.

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