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Chelsea great Hasselbaink plays down corruption allegations

Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has denied corruption allegations directed at him by the Daily Telegraph.

After plotting the downfall of disgraced England manager Sam Allardyce, the Telegraph have recently gone on to reveal that even QPR boss Hasselbaink has been involved in corruption after accusing the Dutchman of requesting a fee of £55,000 to work for a fake Far Eastern firm seeking to sell players to the club.

Now Hasselbaink has gone on to respond the accusations levelled against him and has denied any wrongdoing on his part.

The ex-Chelsea striker said in a statement released by the R's: "I have today, through my lawyers, responded in full to the accusations levelled against me by The Telegraph.

"I was approached by Mr McGarvey and Ms Newell of The Telegraph purporting to be players' agents. They offered me a fee to make a speech in Singapore.

"I do not see anything unusual in being offered to be paid to make a speech. I did not make any promises in return.

"I did not ask QPR to purchase any of the players who were said to be managed by Mr McGarvey and Ms Newell and did not and would not recommend the purchase of a player for my personal gain.

"I deny any accusations of wrongdoing on my part."

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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