Marseille’s president and two ex-presidents have been arrested…
The transfers of Didier Drogba and Samir Nasri from Olympique Marseille are going to be investigated by French police, reports the Metro.
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The Ivorian moved to Chelsea in 2004 for what was announced to be £28.8 million at the time. Samir Nasri went to Arsenal in 2008 for £13.5 million.
In the Drogba transfer it is alleged that the French club only received £26.3 million rather than the £28.8 million that was announced. There are also suspected to be irregularities in Nasri’s move.
The Marseille president, director-general, and two ex-presidents have currently been arrested in connection with Andre-Pierre Gignac’s arrival at the club in 2010. Police are investigating whether they took illicit commissions for the deal. They have also announced that there will be an anti-match fixing operation relating to Ligue 2.
Neither Arsenal nor Chelsea are thought to have been the perpetrators of any wrong doing in either case.
Meanwhile, both clubs will be looking for wins on the weekend. The Gunners will be facing Manchester United on Saturday, while the Blues will be attempting to continue their unbeaten start against West Brom.