FA INVESTIGATING ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN’S TRANSFER TO CHELSEA

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The Football Association are investigating Andreas Christensen’s transfer to Chelsea from Brondby in 2012.

According to Daily Mail, the FA are reviewing allegations Chelsea made illegal payments to the father of Andreas Christensen in 2012.

The review by the FA comes after Chelsea were handed a two-window transfer ban by FIFA following an investigation into the signing of under-18 players from overseas.

Documents uncovered by Football Leaks and published by Danish newspaper Politiken last November claim Sten Christensen received £650,000 over four years from Chelsea. It is being alleged Sten was employed as a scout for Chelsea the same day his son Andreas Christensen signed into Chelsea’s academy but didn’t actually do work for Chelsea.

Clubs are not permitted to make payments to family members of minors. Liverpool and Everton have been fined for such breaches in the past and handed youth transfer bans.

A spokesman to the FA said, according to Daily Mail: “The FA is aware of the allegations and we are reviewing them.”

When Politiken published the story in November, Sten Christensen was contacted by the paper and he replied: “It sounds like a story you have got from someone in Ukraine or something like that. I have no comment whatsoever. You’ll have to ask Chelsea about that.”

He added: “That is not something I want to discuss. That’s the way it is. If you want to use information hacked from Chelsea then go ahead.”

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