NYON: Three of Europe’s major clubs are among a dozen in trouble with European federation UEFA over issues arising out of the application of the financial fair play regulations.

The three are Liverpool, Internazionale, Roma and Sporting of Lisbon. They have been placed under formal investigation over doubts concerning the ‘break-even deficit’ declared for 2012 and 2013.

These clubs plus Turkey’s Besiktas, Monaco of France, Sporting of Portugal and Russia’s Krasnodar have been asked to submit further information during October and November. In the meantime they have had prize-money from last season withhheld.

Five others clubs – Bursaspor, CFR Cluj, Astra Giurgiu (formerly Ploesti), FK Buducnost Podgorica and FK Ekranas – have all had prize money withheld for failures to keep uptodate with payments to other clubs, or players or national authorities.