The Premier League has asked Cardiff City for their observations after it's been revealed that Vincent Tan offered a £3.7m incentive for Cardiff City to stay in the Premier League.
Under Premier League rules, any financial incentives relating to the footballing performance must be declared before the start of the season.
Tan withdrew the offer as soon as it was made aware that it was illegal to make such an offer during the season.
Cardiff could be given a fine or a points deduction but it's thought likely the Premier League will just issue a warning becuase the offer was retracted immediately it was realised that such an action was not alowed.
Tan is said to have breached Premier League rules T12 and T13 by offering a financial inducement outside of the players’ contracts.
According to T12: ‘Full details of a player’s remuneration, including all benefits to which he is entitled, whether in cash or in kind, shall be set out in his contract.’
T13 says: ‘The terms of a contract between a club and a player shall be strictly adhered to.
Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman told Sky Sports News: "This has all been taken out of context and is a misunderstanding.
"Yes, Vincent did make the offer on Saturday but he has no executive powers. He's just the owner. He's not running the club and it wasn't up to him to make this offer.
"I've told him there are strict rules about bonuses and we'd talk further about implementing with the payment structure for next season. Please bear in mind, Vincent Tan meant well on this occasion."
League rules state: "Full details of a player's remuneration including all benefits to which he is entitled whether in cash or in kind shall be set out in his contract. The terms of a contract between a club and a player shall be strictly adhered to."
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