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Sam Allardyce questioned in alleged player transfer scandal

The Football Association is investigating allegations England manager Sam Allardyce used his role to negotiate a £400,000 deal and offer advice on how to “get around” rules on player transfers.

British publication ‘The Telegraph’ has footage from August, of Allardyce meeting men claiming to represent a Far East firm and appearing to tell them that third-party ownership rules can be avoided.

The 61-year-old has yet to respond to the allegations, while the FA has asked to see the paper’s filmed recordings.

It will meet on Tuesday morning when new chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn must decide whether the issue is one of poor judgement or something more serious.

Available also on the recording, the Three Lions manager refers to predecessor Roy Hodgson, as “Woy”, referencing his speech impediment and also criticizes former assistant coach Gary Neville.

Third-party ownership of players was banned by the FA in 2008 .

Allardyce was only named England boss in July, succeeding Roy Hodgson after a disastrous European Championship campaign and the former Sunderland boss has been in charge for just one game.

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