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Chelsea, Jose Mourinho and Ashley Cole have all been handed record fines following an investigation into Chelsea's alleged 'tapping-up' of the player.
Chelsea were found guilty of breaching Premier League rule K3 regarding unsolicited approaches to players, whilst Mourinho was also found to be in the wrong for contravening rule Q which relates to a manager's conduct.
England international Cole was found guilty of breaking rule K5, which governs approaches from players to clubs, after he was alleged to have made his desire for a move known at the meeting on January 27.
The furore over Ashley Cole's £100,000 fine from the Premier League shows little sign of abating with the news that Patrick Vieira has been brought into the scandal.
Following the publishing of the commission that found Cole, Chelsea and Jose Mourinho all guilty of various offences regarding approaches for players - several intriguing pieces of information have been brought to light.
Cole's agent, Jonathan Barnett, claimed in the investigation that Vieira texted Cole to warn him not to 'settle for less than £80,000 a week' in his new contract negotiations.