Manchester City fans are looking to the future after hearing the news that the club will be able to compete in the Champions League next season.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced on Monday that City's two-year ban from European competition should be overturned, and their fine to UEFA reduced from 30 million euros to 10 million.

The ruling means that City will take their place in the Champions League next season after securing a top four finish in the Premier League last week - and it also ends the hopes of teams like Manchester United, Leicester and Chelsea to qualify for the competition by finishing fifth in the league.

City were handed the ban by UEFA for 'serious breaches' of Financial Fair Play regulations, but CAS determined that the allegations were either 'not established or time-barred'.

Man City UEFA ban overturned

As fans of rival clubs took to social media to complain at the ruling and what it means for FFP regulations, City fans were looking ahead to a summer where the club can offer prospective transfer targets Champions League football, while having a far greater chance of keeping hold of their key players.

And City supporters were dreaming of some big moves in response to the CAS decision, with Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe at the top of their ideal - and slightly tongue-in-cheek - wishlist.

In their ruling, CAS said: "Following the hearing, the CAS Panel deliberated and concluded that the decision issued on 14 February 2020 by the Adjudicatory Chamber of the CFCB should be set aside and replaced by the following:

"a.) MCFC has contravened Article 56 of the Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations.

"b.) MCFC shall pay a fine of EUR 10,000,000 to the UEFA, within 30 days as from the date ofissuance of the arbitral award."