Chelsea to escape punishment for making illegal payments to Andreas Christensen's father while the club declared them during the Premier League amnesty period in 2015
- Chelsea was accused of having signed Andreas Christensen's father, Sten, as a scout in 2015 on the same day his son signed for the club
- However, he reportedly did not work for the Blues for a period of four years
- The punishment will escape as it was declared during the period of amnesty in 2015
- Liverpool and Everton were previously fined for breaking similar rules
David Kent for MailOnline
Chelsea will escape punishment for making illicit payments to defender Andreas Christensen's father, as it was declared during a period of amnesty in the Premier League in 2015.
The club was accused of hiring the Danish father, Sten, as a scout on the day they signed the player, paying him £ 11,400 a month for four years, even though he did not do any scouting for Chelsea.
However, in November 2015, the Premier League allowed the clubs to admit that they had broken the rules on the signing of youth players in order to help create new policies to prevent such violations in the future. It is believed that Chelsea declared payments during this period of amnesty.
Chelsea will not be punished for making illegal payments to Andreas Christensen's father
The accusations came to light when the documents were revealed by the Danish newspaper Politiken last November, which stated that Christensen's father, Sten, was employed as a scout on the same day that Chelsea signed the player.
The documents claimed that Sten remained in his job as goalkeeper coach for Brondby and actually did not do any work for Chelsea.
Clubs are not allowed to make payments to family members of minors and the Premier League has previously fined both Liverpool and Everton for violating these regulations and giving them bans on transferring young people.
Documents published by Politiken have been obtained from Football Leaks.
The Blues declared payments to the Premier League during a period of amnesty in 2015
The newspaper contacted Sten Christensen at that time and replied: "It looks like a story you received from someone in Ukraine or something. I have no comments whatsoever. You will have to ask Chelsea about this."
He added: "It's not something I want to discuss. That's the way it goes. If you want to use the information blasted by Chelsea, then go ahead."
A Chelsea statement added: "We are not commenting on speculation about reserved contracts or player cases".
Christensen, 22, had become a first regular for the Blues team in the last two seasons, but he found limited opportunities under Maurizio Sarri during this period, presenting only 19 times and making only three Premier League appearances.