London: A top Premier League footballer, who tested positive for cocaine, will be revealed on Monday night.
According to a leading daily, he was later sold by his club in a multimillion pound deal, but his new team were not told of the drug test, a TV investigation claims.
The star will be named by BBC’s Channel 4 show Dispatches as it focuses on the use of recreational and performance-enhancing drugs in football.
The show claims to have discovered the identities of dozens of footballers who have failed drugs tests for cocaine and cannabis.
Their names have been kept secret by the Football Association and their clubs.
It is also claimed 240 drugs tests had to be abandoned between April 2007 and August 2010 after officials turned up at training grounds to discover the players were not there.