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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Man City reported to FIFA over signing of Velez Sarsfield youngster

Manchester City have been reported to FIFA by Velez Sarsfield over the alleged "trafficking" of a youngster they signed.

City signed Benjamin Garre from Velez in July after he turned 16, beating off competition from Manchester United and Barcelona.

However, according to Argentine side Velez, City tried to sign Garre while he was 15 -- a move they claim breached FIFA's rules on the transfer of minors. FIFA has strict rules in place to help prevent clubs signing players under the age of 18 from outside...

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Arsenal close to deal for Velez Sarsfield's Maximiliano Romero

Velez Sarsfield youngster Maximiliano Romero has told TyC Sports that talks over a move to Arsenal are at an "advanced stage."

Ole reported news of Arsenal's interest in the player in January, and Argentine website Infobae has now claimed Arsenal are prepared to pay €6 million for the 16-year-old striker, who has yet to make his league debut for Velez.

The offer would see Romero remain with Velez for a further two years before moving to London.

"Talks with Arsenal are at an advanced...

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Peruzzi's Sunderland move hits snag

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has revealed that defender Gino Peruzzi is unlikely to join the club.

Gino Peruzzi is an Argentina international.
Gino Peruzzi is an Argentina international.

On Monday, it appeared full-back Peruzzi was set to move to the Black Cats from Velez Sarsfield, with personal terms having reportedly been agreed.

However, the discovery of a previous ligament injury during his medical sparked concerns, and Sunderland sought a second round of tests.

Velez released a statement on their official website, which said: "After...