Chelsea ‘investigated over Willian and Samuel Eto’o transfers’, with Premier League looking into alleged ‘secret payments made to Russian entities’ under Roman Abramovich
- The Premier League are reportedly investigating previous dealings at the club
- Chelsea previously signed Willian and Samuel Eto’o from a Russian club in 2013
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A Premier League investigation into Chelsea’s transfer dealings during the Roman Abramovich era is looking at secret payments made by the club when they signed Willian and Samuel Eto, according to reports.
The former Blues pair completed their transfers to Chelsea in August 2013 from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala and have been flagged for further investigation, as claimed by The Times.
Abramovich sold Chelsea to Todd Boehly last year in a £4.2billion deal after the government sanctioned the former owner in March following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
However, the Premier League have been looking into dealings under the club’s former ownership and the transactions regarding Willian and Eto’s arrivals at Stamford Bridge are now being looked into.
Chelsea’s current owners led by Boehly, reportedly flagged the transfers while they were in the process of purchasing the club from Abramovich.
A Premier League investigation into Chelsea’s transfer dealings during the Roman Abramovich era is looking into secret payments
Brazilian winger Willian joined Chelsea in a £30m deal from Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala 10-years ago after initially appearing set to join Tottenham.
Former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker Eto’o followed in the same transfer window after taking a £10m pay cut to be part of Jose Mourinho’s squad at Chelsea.
More to follow.
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