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FA to investigate alleged Allardyce newspaper sting

England manager Sam Allardyce is the subject of a Football Association probe after a sting from the Daily Telegraph claimed that he met with a bogus consortium of businessmen who claimed to be interested in bringing overseas players to England.

The Three Lions manager reportedly attended a series of lavish dinners and hotel receptions hosted by the consortium.

According to the rules, Allardyce must receive FA permission before getting involved in any business practices.

According to the allegations from the Telegraph, the England manager negotiated a £400,000 deal with businessmen and offered them advice on how to circumnavigate FA rules on player transfers.

The Sun claims that the former Sunderland manager has already been quizzed by FA chiefs on Monday.

An FA spokesman said: "We have asked the Daily Telegraph to provide us with the full facts in relation to this matter and are awaiting their response."

It is also understood that Allardyce poked fun at his predecessor Roy Hodgson for his speech impediment and apparent lack of personality towards the press while slamming ex-assistant Gary Neville and claiming the FA are only out to make money.

Vyom Chaudhary
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