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Monaco HQ relocation appeal denied

The principality club was told to relocate to France by the LFP but the court chose to not make any emergency ruling as this coming season is not affected.

On Friday, the court denied Monaco's request to immediately overturn a decision made by the French football governing body (LFP) to relocate its headquarters to France.

The principality club currently enjoys lucrative tax breaks which the Ligue 1 opted to try to clamp down on this summer amid the arrivals of Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez and many more upon promotion in May.

Monaco has acknowledged the court decision, which essentially says that an emergency ruling is not necessary on this occasion as the decision would not impact upon its status in 2013-14, and hopes for the legality of LFP's demands to be questioned.

"ASM notes the decision of the court judge of the Council of State to dismiss the club’s request to suspend with immediate effect the decision of the Professional Football League (LFP), which imposed on the club a requirement to locate its administrative headquarters in France," the club said on its website.

"The court judge decided that there was no urgency to suspend the decision since it is intended to apply only from June 1, 2014.

"The judge did therefore not take into account the serious concerns about the LFP’s decision, and in doing so did not take the view that the matter is of pressing urgency. He decided that the LFP’s decision did not affect Monaco’s participation in Ligue 1 for the 2013/2014 season, and said that the Council of State would make a ruling on the legality of the decision in the coming months - therefore before it takes effect.

"This decision of the court judge does not therefore in any way pre-judge the future decision on the substantive merits of the LFP’s decision."

The court ruling means that the row between the LFP and Monaco is likely to rumble on into the new season for Claudio Ranieri's charges.

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