Liverpool will be keeping a watching eye as Premier League is investigating into Manchester City and Everton. This is for potential financial rule breaches for varying reasons. With regards to City, it could impact their Premier League title win at the Reds’ expense in 2013/14. Amongst others, with punishments affecting them in future seasons also possible.
Meanwhile, when it comes to Everton, Kopites are also understandably conscious of the fate of their local rivals. This is amid suggestions of possible points deductions, and what it could mean for their ongoing stay in the English top-flight. Yet, they are not the only cases that could be of interest to those of a Liverpool persuasion. Moreover, it confirmed back in August that the Premier League is investigating potential financial rule breaches by Chelsea.
Premier league is investigating over Chelsea:
The Times have since reported that the investigation is into secret transfer-related payments made by Chelsea during the Roman Abramovich era, which includes the scrutiny of financial transactions around the signings of Willian – who was a Liverpool transfer target at the time – and Samuel Eto’o in the summer of 2013.
Chelsea’s present owners flagged up the pair’s transfers to Stamford Bridge from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala. This followed the Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital consortium’s takeover of the club last year. However, the Times reported that financial records indicate that payments may have been made to “Russian entities” that were separate to any transfer fee.
They also claim that at least one alleged payment to a player’s family is also under scrutiny. Alongside payments to Russian entities and at least six offshore companies. The alleged payments are reportedly into seven figures.
Willian joined Chelsea in a £30m deal in August 2013. He joined Anzhi from Shakhtar Donetsk for the same fee the previous January. However, Liverpool had actually tried to sign the Brazilian from the Russian outfit first. It was much before first Tottenham Hotspur and then Chelsea swooped in. So, premier league is now investigating over the respective club’s activities.
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