Manchester City players highest paid in world sport

Stevan Jovetic of Manchester City is congratulated by teammate Sami Nasri after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Southampton on April 5, 2014
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Manchester City's first-team players are the highest paid in world sport, according to a survey by Sporting Intelligence.

Manchester City's players receive the highest wages in world sport, a new survey has revealed.

Sporting Intelligence have discovered that City's first-team stars earn an average salary of £5.337m per year, which relates to £102,634-a-week in wages.

Baseball teams the New York Yankees and LA Dodgers were placed next in the list, while City's rivals Manchester United are sixth with an average wage of £4.322m per year.

Chelsea complete the Premier League contingent in the top 10 of the earners list by residing ninth with an annual wage of £3.984m.

Meanwhile, City could be hit with a transfer ban should they be found guilty by UEFA of breaching Financial Fair Play rules.

Luke Shaw of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns on August 17, 2013
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