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Bournemouth fined £7.6m after breaching Financial Fair Play rules

Glenn Murray Bournemouth celebrate
Image: Bournemouth posted a £38.3m loss in 2014/15

Bournemouth will have to pay a fine of £7.6m after they broke Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules on their way to securing promotion to the Premier League last season.

Clubs are allowed a 'maximum deviation' of £6m per season without punishment under the FFP agreement but the Cherries posted a £38.3m loss in 2014/15 as they won the Sky Bet Championship.

The was an increase from a loss of £10.3m the previous season, predominantly due to player and staff wages, which rose to £30.4m, a figure more than double the club's turnover of £12.9m.

The extent of the overspend was not revealed by the Football League, but club accounts registered with Companies House have confirmed the amount to be paid by the Cherries.

A general view of the stadium prior to the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Newcastle United, Vitality Stadium, Dean Court
Image: The Cherries were fined after breaching FFP rules

It was revealed on Christmas Eve 2015 that Bournemouth, along with Fulham and Nottingham Forest, had breached FFP regulations.

Fulham and Forest were subsequently placed under a transfer embargo after they broke the FFP rules while in the Championship.

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Club accounts also showed it cost the Cherries £4.6m to bring the Vitality Stadium up to the standards required for the Premier League.

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