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Leyton Orient players in late payment scare

Leyton Orient boss Fabio Liverani has revealed his players have not been paid this month but expects the issue to be resolved on Wednesday. "There's been a slight delay due to transfers into foreign bank accounts," the 38-year-old told BBC London 94.9 through a translator.

"It is predicted by Wednesday that both staff and players will be paid."

Orient were taken over by Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti last summer and are in the relegation zone in League One.

"I think it has been made a lot of, I wouldn't say fuss, but attention about this, when in Italy we get money every four months in football," added Liverani.

"We understand it is different in England but it's not a big problem.

"There was a technical problem due to bank transfers. Perhaps the club or ourselves could have issued a statement earlier to inform the players and the staff about the delay in payment.

"There is no concern in terms of the chairman's investment in the club, which is huge. This was really a one-off situation and not an example that is going to be repeated again."

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