West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta is being investigated for alleged betting breaches by the Football Association, talkSPORT understands.
The news comes with the Brazilian’s move to Manchester City on the brink of collapse.
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Paqueta, 25, joined the Hammers last summer for a club record £51million, and has since been the subject of a £70m verbal offer from City.
However, he is now being investigated for potential breaches of FA betting regulations.
Paqueta starred in his first season at the London Stadium, becoming a Europa Conference League champion, assisting Jarrod Bowen’s winning goal in the final against Fiorentina.
He has since attracted interest from Premier League winners City, who lost captain Ilkay Gundogan to Barcelona on a free transfer.
Earlier this summer, Brentord and England striker Ivan Toney was given an eight-month ban from football for breaches of FA betting rules.
The 27-year-old pleaded guilty to 232 charges, and was told he wouldn’t be allowed to train with his teammates for the first four months of the ban.