Liverpool City mayor demands investigation into Chelsea transfer

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"I've got no concerns at all about Chelsea who were immaculate as they were in the summer, absolutely immaculate", he said. When talking about filling big boots, they don't come much bigger, but Barkley is far from a shrinking violet.

Last year, documents fell in to the public domain that showed Manchester United's acquisition of Paul Pogba was built around a fiction to minimise his tax exposure - the FA were asked to believe and accept (and they did) that Mino Raiola was spending 88% of his time acting for the club and only 12% for his actual client, the player.

Barkley completed his £15million move to Chelsea earlier this month, having almost left Everton for £35m in the summer.

Anderson tells FA chairman Greg Clarke and Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore that an investigation is warranted in order to "reassure fans that transfers will be monitored more closely in future and that no individuals are benefitting inappropriately".

It was a very bad deal for Everton.

Pointing out that the deal was rejected by Barkley at the eleventh hour, the Mayor goes on to explain that he has not played a single minute for the Blues since then, with the stated reason for this being a groin strain. He said 'You need to get Ronald Koeman' and we got Koeman.

'But I think his condition is good, very good.

Both Merseyside Police and London's Metropolitan Police have been contacted by Joe Anderson regarding Ross Barkley's transfer to Chelsea, the ECHO can reveal.

"He then said (John) Stones was his friend and he should be allowed to leave and he left".

He has missed the entire campaign due to a serious hamstring injury but Antonio Conte is hopeful that he will be able to return sooner than first anticipated.

Confident as I am that the Liverpool Major's protestations will fall on deaf ears, the significance of his quite public rage is that it is symptomatic of an era in football where there is a complete lack of confidence in the regulation of the game.

"For sixth months we couldn't find the agent [of Ross]".

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