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Fiorentina fined over teenager signing, French club say

Paris: Serie A club Fiorentina have been ordered by FIFA to pay Le Havre 600,000 euros for illegally recruiting one of their teenage players in 2006, the French club said in a statement on Wednesday.

Striker Matthias Lepiller, 21, was 18 when he left Le Havre for Fiorentina. He was training at the club`s academy and had been offered a contract, Le Havre said in a statement.

Le Havre, now in the second division, have accused Manchester United of illegally recruiting one of their players, French midfielder Paul Pogba. Manchester United have denied any wrongdoing.

Bureau Report

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