England`s Football League is quizzing Birmingham City over the continuing influence of the club`s former owner Carson Yeung, who is languishing in a Hong Kong prison for money laundering, reports said Thursday.
Former Birmingham City football team owner David Sullivan has claimed that the club could have bagged Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo for just six million pounds before the forward moved to Manchester United.
Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung was sentenced to six years in jail on Friday for money laundering in a high-profile case that law enforcement officials hailed as an important victory to combat money laundering in the global financial hub.
Chelsea started life after Andre Villas-Boas with an improved performance as goals from Juan Mata and Raul Meireles secured a 2-0 win over second tier Birmingham City in an FA Cup fifth-round replay on Tuesday.
Arsenal`s miserable week got worse on Saturday when they were knocked out of the FA Cup in a 2-0 fifth round defeat at Sunderland while beleaguered Chelsea fared only slightly better by scraping a 1-1 draw against second tier Birmingham City.
Daniel Sturridge headed in the equaliser as Chelsea drew 1-1 with Birmingham City on Saturday to force a replay of their FA Cup fifth-round encounter after a performance that did nothing to alleviate the pressure on manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Second-tier side Birmingham City knocked Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers out of the FA Cup after Wade Elliott broke the deadlock 16 minutes from the end of the third round replay to secure a 1-0 away win.