A Premier League investigation into Chelsea 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.