FIFA has launched an investigation into whether Arsenal have broken regulations which could leave the club exposed to serious penalties – even expulsion from the Champions League.
BBC Newsnight has learnt that a police investigation in Belgium has concluded that Arsenal made secret payments of £1m to take over KSK Beveren, which has brought dozens of players from the Ivory Coast into Europe – including Emmanual Eboue and more than half of the Ivory Coast’s world cup squad.
Arsenal have released a statement denying any wrongdoing.
Read the full Newsnight investigation. Newsnight is on BBC Two tonight at 10:30pm.