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Olympique Marseille President taken into custody


Olympique Marseille President taken into custody


Senior officials at French first division club Marseille including current President Vincent Labrune have been questioned over alleged illegal commissions for several high profile transfers.

Former Presidents Jean-Claude Dassier and Pape Diouf were also taken into custody by French police.

The investigation centres on whether the club officials took under-the-table commissions when conducting transfers notably of France international striker Andre-Pierre Gignac in 2010.

The transfers of Souleymane Diawara in 2009 and Didier Drogba in 2003 are also being reviewed for any suspicious activity.

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