Perez questioned

MARSEILLE: Marseille’s managing director Philippe Perez has been placed under investigation as part of an ongoing transfer probe involving the French club, a judicial source revealed on Friday. Perez, 55, faces accusations of “misuse of company assets, forgery and use of forgery and criminal association”, the source told AFP. He is suspected of having played a role in “about 15” suspicious transfers, including that of former OM striker Andre-Pierre Gignac from Toulouse in 2010. All the deals are the subject of an investigation launched five years ago.