Ibrahimovic: Other clubs fear PSG's project

The experienced attacker is not impressed with Uefa's recent fine for FFP breaches and feels their rivals are out to frustrate them
Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes the club's European rivals are using Uefa's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules as a mean to stop the Ligue 1 giants' rise to the top.

The French champions were recently slapped with a €60 million fine by Uefa for breaching FFP regulations, but Ibrahimovic is hopeful that European football's governing body will not impose any further sanctions as PSG mean a lot to football in Europe in his opinion.

"Financial Fair Play isn't really my domain. It's my job to help PSG win trophies, but the rest is political," Ibrahimovic started at a press conference.

"But the other big clubs fear PSG's huge project. That's why they are using Financial Fair Play to counter what we are doing.

"I don't want to make any enemies. PSG are very important for Uefa. The value of the Champions League and television rights goes up with PSG. I hope Uefa will acknowledge this, because PSG are beneficial to Uefa. We are not only working for football in France, but for European football, too

"Maybe some clubs are jealous of PSG. I don't think any club will appeal against Uefa's decision. If a club appeals, we will find out which team it was..."

Irrespective of their FFP fine, PSG recently reached an agreement with Chelsea over the transfer of David Luiz in a deal believed to be worth €49.5m.