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The newly-crowned Premier League champions will head to the capital of the United Arab Emirates to discuss transfers, contract renewals and Financial Fair Play

Manchester City 's hierarchy will meet in Abu Dhabi this week to finalise plans for this summer's transfer window.

City, who paraded their Premier League title around Manchester on Monday evening, will fly out to the Middle East for a short exhibition tour which includes a friendly against Al-Ain on Thursday.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini will be joined by senior figures such as Ferran Soriano, Txiki Begiristain, Khaldoon Al Mubarak and owner Sheikh Mansour as the club aim to consolidate their position as England's top dogs.

Among the topics of discussion will be City's transfer strategy, with the club expected to make moves for Porto duo Eliaquim Mangala and Fernando, while Athletic Bilbao star Iker Muniain is also on the radar.

But those plans will be heavily impacted by whatever punishments are handed down by Uefa over the club's Financial Fair Play breaches.

City had until Friday to agree their sanction with Uefa, as eight other European clubs have done, but are now ready to go head-to-head with the governing body after balking at the proposed measures.

A £50 million fine, wage cap and limited Champions League squad size were put forward by Michel Platini's organisation, but the Premier League club are ready to take their fight to Uefa's independent adjudicatory panel rather than reach a settlement.

It means City's plans will, to an extent, remain on hold until a decision is made. Should their complaints be thrown out - an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport is a possibility - the club will likely face far harsher penalties.

As it stands, the wage cap would restrict earnings to the current level, which will also impact City's thinking when it comes to discussing contract extensions.

New deals for star players such as Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri will be on the agenda following the club's second Premier League title win in three seasons, but any increases in salary would have to be offset in other areas should Uefa successfully hand down their sanctions.

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