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England manager Sam Allardyce filmed in newspaper sting

Allardyce met with undercover reporters, posing as businessmen from the Far East.

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Allardyce: met with "businessmen" weeks after England appointment.

ENGLAND MANAGER SAM Allardyce allegedly offered a group of businessmen advice on how to “get around” player transfer rules, a newspaper investigation claims.

Allardyce met with undercover reporters, posing as businessmen from the Far East, and was secretly filmed as part of a Daily Telegraph investigation published on Monday evening.

He is alleged to have used his position to negotiate a £400,000 public speaking deal as well as discussing a way to circumvent rules prohibiting the third-party ownership of players.

The meeting took place in August, less than a month after he was appointed as England manager.

Neither Allardyce nor the FA had made any comment on Monday evening.

Third-party ownership was banned by the FA in 2008 before world governing body Fifa introduced an outright ban in 2015. The controversial practice allows companies to own a “stake” in a player and subsequently profit from big-money transfer deals.

Read the Daily Telegraph investigation in full here >

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