The FA have asked Manchester City for information regarding their reported £1m settlement with Liverpool over the hacking of their scouting system, according to the Liverpool Echo.
It is not believed to be a formal investigation at this time and it is said to be an information-gathering exercise designed to understand what exactly went on between the two clubs.
City’s Scout7 system was allegedly breached a number of times by several Liverpool employees back in 2013. The Citizens are said to have hired cybersecurity experts to find the root cause of the hack and it is believed to have led them to the Reds, who subsequently paid out compensation.
The settlement is said to have resolved the dispute, meaning that the Premier League were not involved. Despite the payment, no admissions of liability were made, but the FA’s involvement could lead to a case being opened if any wrongdoing is found.