Merseyside Police have disclosed that there was no evidence found to indicate any wrongdoing in the transfer of Ross Barkley from Everton to Chelsea.
The Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson had initially written to the force, the Premier League, and the Football Association, seeking for an investigation to be launched into Barkley’s 15 million Pounds move earlier this month.
However, it is understood that the Assistant Chief Constable Serena Kennedy has written to both the FA and the Premier League requesting that they inform them if they decide to investigate and discover any evidence.
Anderson, a lifelong Everton fan was displeased with the deal that saw Barkley move to Chelsea, arguing the sale of Barkley for just 20 million Pounds less than what was agreed in January when the player opted to remain with Everton was a very poor deal for Everton
He added: “At worst, it could be seen as a deliberate attempt to drive down a player’s value in the transfer market so as to benefit the player, his agent and the buying club.”