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Barcelona president Joan Laporta has urged footballing authorities to impose tougher sanctions

The respective champions of England and France have spent copious sums of money to reach the pinnacle of the sport and to stay there

Both sides have been investigated for Financial Fair Play breaches in the last few years.

"The state clubs are a problem because they provoke an instability of our sport, of football in Europe

"In our case, and most of the clubs in Europe, the resources that we are generating come from the industry of sports

"I ask the regulators like UEFA and leagues of each country to be stricter, or at least harmonise all the rules

Because, for instance, in Spain we have rules much more strict than in France or the Premier League.".

Barcelona need to raise €500m this summer in order to balance their books