0 Have your say A number of Belgium’s top-flight clubs have been raided by police as part of a wide-ranging investigation into corruption, money laundering and match-fixing in Europe. The federal prosecutor’s office in Brussels has confirmed 57 raids - 44 in Belgium and 13 in France, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Montenegro, Serbia and Macedonia - were carried out.The raids are part of a federal investigation begun in 2017 into suspicious financial activities in the Jupiler Pro League, Belgium’s top division.Former Anderlecht general manager Herman van Holsbeeck, Club Brugge boss Ivan Leko and referees Sebastien Delferiere and Bart Vertenten have all been arrested, according to local media. The federal prosecutor’s office also confirmed the arrest of agents Mogi Bayat and Dejan Vejlkovic.Club Brugge chairman Bart Verhaeghe told Flemish TV channel VTM Nieuws: “Club Brugge will give full cooperation to the investigation and has nothing to … [Read more...] about Belgian clubs raided by police amid probe into match-fixing, corruption
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0 Have your say Celtic were interested in Anderlecht midfielder Adrien Trebel during the summer transfer window, according to reports. Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws ran a report on Tuesday claiming the Frenchman has been struggling with a muscle injury for two weeks, and actually played his last match after taking a painkilling injection ahead of kick-off.Despite the issue, Trebel lasted the full 90 minutes and is described as “indispensable” for the Jupiler Pro League giants.According to the same report, Celtic, Porto and Hertha Berlin were all interested in signing the 27-year-old during the summer.• READ MORE - Ex-Celtic star: It’s ‘rubbish’ to say Rangers are still miles behind• READ MORE - Filip Benkovic turned down clubs across Europe to join CelticHet Laatste Nieuws also claims the Brussels outfit received “more than one bid” of over €8 million for the former Nantes and Standard Liege … [Read more...] about Did Celtic submit £7m bid for highly-rated Anderlecht midfielder?