Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been charged by the Football Association with 30 other alleged breaches of betting rules.
Toney, 26, has scored 10 Premier League goals this season but missed out on a place in England’s World Cup squad.
Brentford previously said: “The club have had discussions with Ivan and his legal representatives. These conversations will continue in private.”
The club’s statement continued: “We will make no further comment until the matter is resolved.”
Toney has until Wednesday January 4 to respond to new FA misconduct charges, involving alleged breaches of FA Rule E8, which prohibits players from betting on games or sharing inside information for any purpose. bet.
He faces a long ban if proven. England defender Kieran Trippier was banned for 10 weeks by the FA in December 2020 for giving information to others to bet on his transfer from Tottenham to Atletico Madrid.
In 2017 Joey Barton – then a Burnley player – was suspended for 18 months, reduced to 13 on appeal, after he admitted placing 1,260 football-related bets over a 10-year period.
Toney said earlier this month, after the allegations were first reported, that he was “assisting the Football Association with their investigations”.