Arsenal have been fined £60,000 for breaching football agent regulations in the deal that saw them buy defender Calum Chambers from Southampton, the Daily Mirror reports.
The young full-back made the move to The Emirates in the summer of 2014, but The Mirror report that Arsenal were charged earlier in the year.
The agent, Alan Middleton, has been warned over his future conduct as well as being suspended from all agency or intermediary activity for the next three months and receiving a £30,000 fine of his own (via Mirror).
A statement from the FA said: “Arsenal have been fined £60,000 and warned as to their future conduct after breaching The FA’s Football Agent Regulations.
“The charge was in relation to the transfer of Calum Chambers from Southampton to Arsenal on 26 July 2014.
Authorised agent Alan Middleton has also been warned as to his future conduct and sanctioned for breaching The FA’s Football Agent Regulations in relation to the same matter.
“Mr Middleton has been fined £30,000 and suspended from all agency/intermediary activity for a period of three months.
“This suspension shall be suspended in its entirety for 18 months from 23 October 2015 and will not take effect unless he commits an offence contrary to the agents regulations or The FA’s regulations on working with intermediaries during this time.
“Arsenal admitted part of the breach but denied another, which was found not proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission. The charges against Mr Middleton, which he denied, were found proven.”
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