Everton and Nottingham Forest ‘expecting to be found in breach of Premier League spending rules’

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Published: 21:18, 14 Jan 2024Updated: 21:19, 14 Jan 2024

Everton and Nottingham Forest are reportedly set to told they have breached the Premier League's profitability and sustainability regulations rules (PSR).

Clubs will discover on Monday if they have broken the league's rules under new guidelines introduced to ensure any basic breaches are dealt with in time for punishments to be levied in the same season as a charge is brought.

Everton could be facing further punishment for financial breaches


Everton could be facing further punishment for financial breachesCredit: Getty

PSR rules state that clubs can only lose a maximum of £105million over a three-year cycle, or £35million-a-season.

The new guidelines have been brought in to ensure that any potential breaches are met with punishments in the same season they have been raised, with a fine or points deduction a possibility.

And according to The Athletic, Everton and Forest are set to fall foul of the regulations.

For Everton, this would be the second time in the current campaign they have been adjudged to have breached the rules.

The Toffees were handed a ten-point deduction by the Premier League in November The club has launched an appeal over this.

Sean Dyche's side were sent into the relegation zone as a result but have since fought their way out of the bottom three amid a fine run of form.

Forest, who sit four points above the drop zone, are also at risk of being found guilty of breaching the Premier League's rules.

They spent around £250million on new signings since being promoted in 2022.

However, The Athletic's report adds that Forest believe they can alleviate the severity of the breaches by their £47.5million sale of Brennan Johnson to Tottenham in September.

Forest may also face sanctions for breaking rules


Forest may also face sanctions for breaking rulesCredit: Getty

The transfer is said to have been made after the accounting cut off, with Forest and Everton likely to argue strongly against their respective cases.

Both clubs look set to be referred to an independent commission amid the alleged breaches.

Forest would also join reigning champions Manchester City as the only top-flight clubs to be charged with breaking these regulations.

The outcome in City's case is yet to be reached, which would be subject to appeal, and it's understood it's likely considerable time will be taken.

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