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Agent charged over alleged messages sent to Chelsea director Granovskaia


Leading football agent Saif Rubie has been charged with making a malicious communication.

The agent, who is set to attend court related to the matter on November 23rd, is said to have sent the messages to former Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia.

The report from the Daily Mail states that Rubie is said to have attempted to blackmail Granovskaia.

On September 19, he was arrested on the charge of blackmail, but he is now being prosecuted for the lesser crime of making a malicious communication.

Granovskaia is said to have received demands for payment, reported to be £300,000 or more, regarding a transfer involving Chelsea.

A police statement confirmed said: “Saif Al Rubie, 44, of Stevenage Road, Hammersmith has been charged with malicious communications.

“He has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, 23 November."

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