Manchester City are facing fresh calls for a Champions League ban.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has turned up the heat on UEFA by insisting they must not let City off the hook because their “figures do not add up.”
UEFA’s watchdog is already looking into the reigning Premier League champions and whether they have breached Financial Fair Play rules.
Tebas is one of the most powerful figures in European football and is determined to ensure that both City and Paris Saint Germain are punished if there is evidence they have broken strict spending rules.
There have been regular reports in the past few months that City will be let-off but it is clear that Tebas is demanding action while UEFA insist that no decision has been made.
Tebas said: “I do know the Manchester City figures, where their income comes from and that figures don’t add up to a certain extent, if we take into account the market figure, so I think that some kind of penalty needs to be imposed.
“One of the major issues in European football is related to [financial] doping. Obviously, with PSG we were very aware of the accusations, because we have very solid evidence of this.
“In the case of Man City and the investigations that took place I’m not that aware of the circumstances of it as I’m not sure of the specificities of it. But obviously, a sanction needs to be imposed. There has been a lot of buzz about this.
“I think in some cases they (UEFA) have dealt with some FFP cases in the right way and for that they should be congratulated but there are two specific cases, Manchester City and PSG, which I think are not being dealt with correctly.”
It is not the first time that Tebas has gone on the attack and one of his last public outbursts prompted an angry reaction from City who have always denied any wrongdoing.
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak hit back at Tebas last May and accused him of “hypocrisy” because it was Spanish clubs who were consistently breaking transfer records and the Premier League outfit did not have one signing in the top ten deals of all time.
UEFA do have a meeting this week on the issue but any decision is unlikely and said they will not comment regarding ongoing cases. City were contacted.
Meanwhile, Tebas has also angrily accused FIFA president Giovanni Infantino of putting money first by organising the expanded 24 team Club World Cup in China in 2021 and says it will have a devastating impact on the global football calendar.
Tebas added: “They haven’t looked at the consequences of these tournaments. When there’s going to be a problem with the  World Cup [and the calendar] they’re going to organise a new competition.
“And I think that’s not the way forward. Having been re-elected, I am very critical of the Club World Cup, and how this whole process has come out.”