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'ONGOING' INVESTIGATION: Rumsby also reported an investigation into Man City’s conduct involving youth players is "ongoing," FIFA confirmed. A day after it emerged Chelsea was "being probed over a potential breach" of the governing body’s regulations, Man City was revealed to be "under similar scrutiny." The club denied any knowledge of the investigation on Wednesday and "questioned whether it was the same inquiry" into its recruitment of Benjamin Garré from Argentine side Vélez Sarsfield, which was revealed a year ago. FIFA refused to confirm whether the "ongoing" investigation related to a separate matter, while Man City did not respond to a request for clarification (TELEGRAPH, 9/21).
IN SPAIN: In Madrid, José Félix Díaz reported La Liga sides Valencia and Villarreal are "being investigated by FIFA over alleged irregularities in the transfers of underage players." Both of the clubs have been "looking into the flagged cases for some time and are attempting to resolve any issues without being hit with a sanction like a transfer ban," as Barcelona, Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid were before them -- although Real Madrid successfully appealed that punishment (MARCA, 9/21).