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Belgium football transfer: Two arrested in fraud investigation

  Aleksandar Mitrovic plays for Anderlecht 2015

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The raids are linked to a probe in the transfer of Aleksandar Mitrovic from Anderlecht to Newcastle 201

Two people have been arrested in connection with an investigation in Belgium about alleged fraud involving the transfer of football players.

They were arrested in raids in Belgium, London and Monaco on Tuesday and Wednesday, Belgian prosecutors say. [19659007] They did not give details, but those arrested are said to be a Monaco-based agent and an employee in Belgium.

Several top Belgian football clubs have been affected over the past year over allegations of transfer fraud.

police attacks included four in Monaco, two in Belgium and one in London.

Prosecutors said they are linked to an investigation into the transfer of Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic from Belgian club Anderlecht to Newcastle in England 2015

"Facts include in particular money laundering and private corruption related to football player transfers," said those on Wednesday.

In April, Anderlecht searched premises in need of this survey. No one was detained at that time.

The latest arrests are not linked to an investigation into suspected fraud involving transfers during the 2017-2018 season, officials say.

This investigation led to raids on Anderlecht, Club Brugge and Standard Liège last October.

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