Two Chelsea transfers from the Roman Abramovich era are under investigation by the Premier League because they may have breached Financial Fair Play regulations.
The apparent breach was reported by the current owners, and nobody who is at the club now was involved with either deal.
At the heart of the allegations are the transfers to the club of Samuel Eto’s and Willian in 2013, both of whom were bought from the Russian club Anzi Makhachkala.
UEFA had previously fined the West London club £8.6 million in July for supplying incomplete financial information for the years 2012 to 2019, for submitting financial information that was less that complete.
Willian would go on to play for the club more than 300 times, and won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, League Cup, and the Europa League during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Eto’o, however, only stayed with the Premier League club one season before moving on to Everton.
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